St. John the Baptist Church, Hawkchurch
Hawkchurch shown within Devon
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Hawkchurch is village and civil parish in Devon, England, 3 miles north east of Axminster on the border of Devon and Dorset, and about 6 miles south of Somerset. It is 4 miles north of the tourist and fishing village of Lyme Regis.
The parish was in Dorset until 1896.
In 1878 the Rev. John Going became rector to the parish and planted rose trees on the walls of every cottage, which gave Hawkchurch its title "The Village of Roses".
The village pub, "The Old Inn", is a traditional coaching house, and a hostelry has been on the site since 1543.
The Manor House, Wyld Court, dates from 1593. It was built for Robert Moore, whose coat of arms is inscribed above the door. An earlier mediaeval house on the site belonged to Cerne Abbey, prior to the dissolution of the Monasteries. It is a Grade II* listed building.
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