Scenes from Totnes, England

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Yesterday the sky was blue, the sun shone and springtime arrived in Totnes, England. Here are a few images that I hope will give you a sense of the great history of this town that’s preserved itself for centuries.

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The Cott Inn proudly proclaims that it has been a licensed hostelery since the year 1320. It has a very up-to-date restaurant and offers rooms under the thatched roof to tourists.

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Some people still live in thatched cottages in England — very charming! This one is in the hamlet of Cott, next to the inn.

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An ancient house that stands at the edge of the narrow road, ready to greet another spring with banks of daffodils. The house and the stretch of road where it stands are both named Longcause.

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This view over Totnes shows the circular wall of the ruined 11th century castle as well as the spire of the 15th century church.

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A view of the 16th century Guild Hall.

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The east end of the 15th century church. (That’s a dog, not a deer, accidentally caught in this picture.)

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The sun shining on the church graveyard.

I replaced two pictures of the interior of the church in yesteday’s posts with ones I think are better. If the church interests you, look back a day to see it more clearly.

Libbie

About Libbie Griffin

For several months recently I've been traveling around Europe. Write to me at in.my.suitcase.too@gmail.com if you would like to receive a very short email each time I post new words and pictures here. I would love for you to tell your friends who love to travel about this blog. And I would be very happy to read about your experiences, your suggestions and your questions in the comments section. Let's make this blog a conversation! Thanks! Libbie Griffin
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7 Responses to Scenes from Totnes, England

  1. Dottie Giersch says:

    I really enjoy your photography! YOu have a great eye and I feel like I am traveling along with you! I hope continue to enjoy your wonderful adventures!

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  2. Tanja says:

    beautiful photos! Where is the town exactly?

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  3. Similar to Dottie, I was going to say that I love your photography! Excellent composition and it also makes me feel that I am there with you! Wow, the Cott Inn, since 1320! I’m impressed!!

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    • Hi Clare,
      Thank you for your kind “review” of my photos. Wouldn’t we love to live in a town where we dine in a restaurant built in 1320 and where the main church was built in the late 1400s? I come to England for the history found everywhere here — my history because I’m about 95% English, genetically. Makes me wonder who all my thousands of English ancestors were, where they lived and how life treated them.
      Libbie

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