Dartmouth and Kingswear Society

Aims of the Society

The Dartmouth and Kingswear Society is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the historic town of Dartmouth and the villages of Kingswear, Blackawton, Dittisham, Stoke Fleming and Strete, the River Dart and the neighbouring coastline and countryside of the county of Devon, UK.

The concerns of the Society include the preservation and conservation of both the architecture and form of the built environment and the natural beauty of the district together with the maintenance of a viable local economy in keeping with the character and history of the area.

For news of the latest charitable donation by the Society, click here.

Drinks Party at Little Dartmouth Barn


The Society held a very successful lunchtime party for 55 members and friends on 4th November in the beautiful barn at Little Dartmouth Farm. In spite of a misty, grey, rainy day, members were cheered by roaring log fires and delicious canapes provided by David and Trudy Rothwell. Chairman Robert Brooke (right) is seen giving a brief update on the Society’s current activities, notably the Fish Hoek development and, of course, Dartmouth’s ongoing Health and Wellbeing discussions. Treasurer Jill Rowe managed the raffle and the very hard-working organiser of the party, Events Secretary Liane Baldock, was thanked and presented with a bouquet. At the request of our hosts, Sally and Edward Benthall, a donation will be made to LandWorks, in Dartington, an independent charity providing a supported route back into employment and the community for those in prison or at risk of going into prison.

The Dartmouth and Kingswear Society committee meets on a regular monthly basis. The next social event will be the Winter Market Day Lunch at Dart Marina Hotel on 8th February 2019.