Devizes, off the Beaten Track

Devizes, a place where you wouldn’t be surprised to see white horses prancing on the rooftops

Devizes for the weekend, a chance to catch my breath and soak up the atmosphere. The date was in the diary for months having booked tickets for a talk on Eric Ravilious by James Russell at The Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Long ago I loved his water colours, often of the Downs, there was very little information then, all I managed to find were his wood engravings. It was great to find out more with a very interesting talk. If you want to find out more there’s another talk called Ravilious and Friends in the Age of Lithography by James Russell coming up soon in London.

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes

The museum is worth an explore as well, but I’ll tell you about that another time.

A town with juxtapositions of style

I love Devizes a once wealthy town where different styles of architecture jostle with each other.

Devizes a town with important buildings like The Corn Exchange

And beautiful buildings

There’s a great little covered market.

Devizes covered market

Church like interior of Devizes covered market

With the its’ church like airy interior, and collonade of cast iron pillars when I’m in the covered market I like to think Edward Bawden might have enjoyed the space as well.

Wonderful buildings in Devizes

With a wealth of detail everywhere you look.

Delicate fanlight

Detail on Lansdowne Buildings

Angel with weeping willow style wings on the church St John the Baptist

St John The Baptist Church Devizes

Lots to discover in Devizes, off the beaten track it’s worth a visit.


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