Hawkchurch

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Hawkchurch
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St. John the Baptist Church, Hawkchurch
Hawkchurch is located in Devon
Hawkchurch
Hawkchurch
 Hawkchurch shown within Devon
OS grid reference ST340004
Civil parish Hawkchurch
District East Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX13
Dialling code 01297
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament East Devon
List of places
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England
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.[1]

The parish church of St. John the Baptist dates from Saxon times, however, the building was heavily restored in 1862.[2]

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.[3]

References

  1. UK Genealogy Archives website
  2. Historic England. "Details from image database (87983)". Images of England.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Historic England. "Details from image database (87993)". Images of England.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Hawkchurch at Wikimedia Commons