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Friday, May 9, 2008

Timber framed house Devon

I had to put this picture in of a timber framed house in our town. As you walk up the high street, there is a turn off and that's where the picture is taken from. I don't know how old the house is but if anyone wants to know, I'll go and ask.

Timber framed house
The town itself is Saxon in origin and the market dates back to 1309 (wool being the trade at the time) when Bishop Walter Stapledon and his successors were granted a charter by King Edward II allowing a market and annual fair to be held. During the 11th and 12th centuries the Bishops of Exeter built a large 'palace' a few remains of which can still be seen.

The local caves have given up the remains of stone age man and small groups of hunter-gatherers using the dense surrounding woodland.

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