IddesleighThis village in the heart of Devon was the home of the Ash Mallets for over 500 years. The family seat, Ash House, is located to the south-east of the village. The family burial vault is inside St James's church.
View of the village from the east.
St James's church viewed from the north.
View of the village from the west.
View of the village from the south-east.
View of the village from the east.
The 'Duke of York' pub.
Interior of the 'Duke of York' pub.
The 'Duke of York' pub. The exterior of this building was featured in the BBC Television drama series 'Down to Earth' (interior shots were filmed at another pub in nearby Exbourne). The pub has won many awards claiming to be one of the best pubs in England.
View from St. James's church towards the Duke of York pub.
Memorial plaque on gate of St. James's church. The Mallet-Veales of Hatherleigh were a sub-branch of the Mallets of Ash that inherited property from the Veales for which they had to adopt that family's name.
Church tower viewed from the west.
View of St James's church from the 'Duke of York' pub.
Interior of the 'Duke of York' adorned with foreign bank notes.
View from the east towards the 'Duke of York' pub and cottages.
View towards Dartmoor from St James's church yard.
View of Ash House from St James's church yard.
View towards Okehampton from St James's church yard.
View towards Cosden Beacon from St James's church yard. Below the Beacon are the villages of South Tawton, South Zeal and Sticklepath, home to another branch of the Mallett family.
View of Iddesleigh village from the south-west.
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Memorial stone mounted on the wall inside St. James's church. Though this was probably erected in the 1930's it replaces an earlier stone mounted at the same location.
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The Mallet Vault.
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Location of the Mallet vault.
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The original Malet coat of arms used by various branches of the family including those in France, where it is believed to have first been used in the Norman era.
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Coat of Arms of the Mallets of Deandon. The Malets of Enmore in Somerset inherited the estate and coat of arms of the Deandon family in the 13th century, thus starting the Ash and Wooleigh/St Audries Mallet dynasties in Devon. Deandon, also once known as Deaudon or Deardon, is now known as 'Jordan' at Widdecombe-in-the-Moor. Thus the Mallet family has had a continuous presence in Devon for over 700 years.
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Coat of Arms for Lady Matilde Mallet and Sir Philip Du Cros. The Du Cros family were the owners of the famous 'Dunlop' rubber tyre company.
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Window showing coat of arms for various Mallet families. The panes were installed in the 1930's and were sponsored by Sir Claude Coventry Mallet to commemorate the family's long assocation with Iddesleigh.
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The Mallet vault is where members of the family are buried. It is deep enough to accommodate the insertion of coffins but not any deeper.
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An effigy inside St James's church.
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Memorial stone mounted on the wall inside the bell tower of St. James's church. This is the original.
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