South Tawton

South Tawton

South Tawton in Devon is a large parish on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park, which includes several villages and hamlets such as South Tawton village and South Zeal. For more information about South Tawton see "South Tawton" in Wikipedia. The Mallett family have had a continuous presence in the area for over 300 years.

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St Andrews Church. 
 
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Coffin rest inside church gateway. 
 
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Stone bench. 
 
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Gateway to St Andrews church. 
 
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View of window from inside Church House. 
 
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Fireplace inside Church House. 
 
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Fireplace inside Church House. 
 
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View of Church House frontage from steps. 
 
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Celing inside Church House showing thatched roof construction. 
 
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Main hall on first floor of Church House. 
 
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View towards north-west of St Andrews church. 
 
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The Seven Stars restaurant (formerly a public house). 
 
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Church House, a rare survivor from Medieval times where social and fundraising events known as 'Church Ales' were held. These often included the consumption of locally brewed beer hence the name.

The hall is now owned by a preservation trust and is open to the public. You can find out more about Church House at http://www.thechurchhouse.org.uk. 
 
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Side view of Church House. 
 
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St Andrews Church looking towards the bell tower. 
 
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List of Clergy on wall inside St Andrews church. 
 
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List of Clergy on wall inside St Andrews church. In 1953 the incumbent vicar was Joseph Lawrence Mallett. It is not known which family he was related to.

Since this photograph was taken the Reverend Thayer has left and the church is currently without a full-time clergyman.  
 
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St Andrews Church looking towards the altar. 
 
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View of window from inside Church House. 
 
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Slewhill Cross. members of the South Tawton branch lived near this location. 
 
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Steps up to first floor of Church House. 
 
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St Andrews church viewed from the west. 
 
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St Andrews church yard. Many members of the Mallett and related familes are buried here. 
 
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St Andrews church tower. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
South Tawton Mill
The mill house. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
The front door of the cottage. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
 
 
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South Tawton Mill
View from stream bridge to the west. This stream provided the power source for the mill; the leat was taken off just to the north of the bridge (still clearly visible). 
 
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South Tawton Mill
At the west end of the mill cottage. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
 
 
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South Tawton Mill
 
 
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South Tawton Mill
 
 
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South Tawton Mill
 
 
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South Tawton Mill
Looking back to the bridge; the mill & cottage are to the right. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
View of the mill from the east. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
Nearer to the mill buildings, the white arrow marks the line of the mill leat, which now passes under the house extension ? almost certainly where the wheel ran.  
 
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The mill leat just below the bridge. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
At the bridge over the stream, looking north. The straight arrow indicated the direction of flow; the curved one shows the entrance to the mill leat. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
Looking west towards the village. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
View from the west showing one of the outbuildings on the right hand side. 
 
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South Tawton Mill
closer to the mill, the arrow indicates the leat about to pass under the house. 
 


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