ENGLAND HOLIDAY in May 2003: Devon generally ….. Post 1

Still  being written …..

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Churches of Devon …

You would drive out into the countryside and there would be a large carefully built stone church sitting in the middle of this tiny village. Often these churches were built 500 – 900 years ago when the village supported a very large rural community. People would walk miles on a Sunday morning to come to church.

Nowadays these churches have only a handful of people supporting them and is costing much maintenance $ to support them.

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A common sight in many English towns and villages, houses would built hundreds of years ago in this tiered levels style of downstairs, middle and upper storey ….. in brick faced with an open timber lattice filled in the white –painted plaster. The roof was in split sandstone or slate tiles or even thatch roof. It gave a unique handbuilt look to each house., very whimsical and personal.

 

Town of Barnstaple …. About 0.25 hrs from Croyde Bay we were staying

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