Dr William Stukeley

Dr. William Stukeley;


Musician. Druid.

Historian. Artist.

Stonehenge by Stukeley

A Display dedicated to his life and work

Exhibition open

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Circa 1157

“The best family home + Gardens we have found. It was a pleasure to see.J.G.A. Corby

"Very helpful guides and  interesting house". E. Vincent,  Hampshire

“Beautiful”.  F.deB. Netherlands

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The Bear Blackpool Mill

BLACKPOOL MILL  view details

The 15th century cottage is situated in a sheltered valley, a stone’s throw away from a remote Atlantic cove. It is approached by a private track through woodland which quite suddenly opens out to reveal a view of the cliffs and the sea, with the cottage below the gorse by the Abbey stream. It’s unique position makes it a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, and escape from the pressures of modern living; there is no telephone or television! A mobile telephone, if you must, will work from the top of the cliff - 5 minutes steep climb - but you would not find a more spectacular place from which to telephone! The cottage has was used as a film location for Rosamunde Pilcher’s ‘The Shell Seekers’ with Vanessa Redgrave and Maximillian Schell heading a star studded cast.

THE BEAR view details

A 16th century (or earlier) detached cottage in the heart of Stoke, a small hamlet between Hartland and Hartland Quay in one of the most unspoilt parts of England. In the early 18th century it was, for a short time, a hostelry when Hartland Quay Inn had had its licence withdrawn for rowdy and drunken behaviour ! The hamlet of Stoke consists of a few cottages and the beautiful church of St Nectan, called ‘The Cathedral of North Devon’ due to its huge size and tall tower, once used by wreckers to entice ships onto the rocky shore whose captains believed it to be the lighthouse!

The Bear Blackpool Mill
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