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Jun 26, 2016 - Clovelly and Dartmouth Castle

Clovelly, an Saxon fishing village on the Altlantic Ocean that slowly moved up the hill for a 1000 years. No cars, just donkeys & wooden sledges to move goods. The closer to the harbor the older the cottage. A bit of a building boom in the 1700s. Major renovations to the cottages in the 1930s and inside running water in 1952. The village became an "Estate Villiage" sometime after the Norman Conquest. The Lord actually owns the village and the villagers are tenants. Some of the families have lived in the same cottage for generations. Back in...

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Oct 4, 2012 - Carless Clovelly

Devon and Cornwall photos – incl Clovelly and Eden https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152154572535707.909991.746395706&type=3 Down on the Farm https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152072447640707.895482.746395706&type=3 After breakfast we have time for a quick tour of the farm while we waited for Adam to arrive. It is a bit of a mission finding gumboots that fit, don’t leak, and don’t have animal remains in them, courtesy of the cats! We head out to the barn to see Elsa and her piglets. She is very relaxed around people...

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Oct 11, 2011 - Not for the Faint of Heart PART II

Clovelly Historic Trail During the second world war many children were sent to Chovelly to get away from from bombings in London, Bristol and Plymouth Clovelly Dykes - 800 B.C. Second largest Iron Age hillfort in Devon. Some think it once had been the site of King Arthur's Camelot. Clovelly Church - From 1050 A.D. was probably built on the sight of a Saxon thached church Clovelly Quay - 1350 to 1826 A.D. is a drystone quay Perhaps the pictures can depict the steep incline the we humans, without vehicles had to indure. By the time we went...

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May 4, 2011 - A visit to Clovelly

I try to get a haircut but they are all booked out so we set off for a small village called Clovelly – on the coast and only one steep cobbled road between the houses, leading to a small port. We were surprised to find that we had to pay to visit. Very quaint. One of the homes used to belong to Charles Kingsley who wrote (among other books) The Water Babies – a book I couldn’t stand as a kid and have never finished reading. The locals use hand made sleighs to cart things up and down the street – sometimes using donkeys. After a wander...

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