Dartmouth and Kingswear Society



BRNC from down river
Royal Avenue Gardens in Spring

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 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.

Classic Gaffer near Dittisham
Kingswear from Dartmouth
The Kingswear Daymark
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The Society’s Summer Party on Wednesday, 12th June, 2024

The new owners of Stoke Lodge Hotel in Stoke Fleming provided a welcoming venue for the Dartmouth and Kingwear Society’s Summer party on 12th June 2024. Members old and new were greeted with a glass of Pimms before enjoying a delicious finger buffet thoughtfully catering for all diets and allergies – mini chocolate brownies were a much enjoyed treat at the end.

D&K Chairman Robert Brooke brought those present up to date with the committee’s current agenda which included: the Harbour Board’s consultation process regarding their proposal to allow larger cruise ships into the river and the lack of publicity regarding the public consultation period; SHDC’s plans for DHDartmouth’s conservation area; and the Parking and Transport sub-committee that has been set up to prepare a preliminary document for DTC to consider as they prepare to launch their new Task Force regarding Dartmouth’s parking requirements which, jointly with SHDC, they hope to present to Devon County Council for some action.

Our President, Sir Geoffrey Newman, then encouraged a round of applause in acknowedgment of Robert Brooke’s tireless efforts on behalf of the committee and, of course, Dartmouth and the surrounding area.

The Society’s next gathering will be for the first of our Autumn talks to be held on Tuesday 10th September, at 5.00 p.m. in the Flavel, when BRNC Captain Andrew Bray will be delivering a presentation for D&K members and friends.

Further information about the Society can be found on other pages of this website,