Sticklepath

Sticklepath

A village near Okehampton in Devon on the former Cornwall to Exeter road on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Originally in the parish of Sampford Courtenay, descendants of James Mallett of Spreyton have lived here for centuries. Of particular interest are the Finch Foundry (see "Finch Foundry - The last working water-powered forge in England") where two generations of Malletts made farm tools, and the White Rock where John Wesley, the father of the Methodist movement, first preached in Devon. For more information about Sticklepath see "Sticklepath" in Wikipedia.

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The village hall. 
 
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St. Mary's Chapel.

Until the 20th century Sticklepath was part of the parish of Sampford Courtenay, a village some miles to the north, so people either had to travel to Sampford or South Tawton for weddings and baptisms. This may help to explain why locals were so receptive to the Quaker and Methodist movements in the 18th century.  
 
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View of the village looking west. 
 
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St. Mary's chapel viewed from the east. 
 
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Summer house in the burial ground. 
 
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View of the village looking east. 
 
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View of the village looking east towards South Zeal. 
 
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Finch Foundry. 
 
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Examples of tools made at the foundry. 
 
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Water wheel. 
 
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Finch Foundry (on the site of the former Manor Mills). Now a working museum preserved by the National Trust, for over a century it produced quality hand tools sold throughout the country using water powered machinery. For more details of the foundry museum see: "Finch Foundry - The last working water-powered forge in England" at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/finch-foundry.
 
 
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Finch Foundry. 
 
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Photograph of foundry workers including John Mallett (far left, middle row). 
 
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Summer house in the burial ground. 
 
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Entrance to the Quaker Burial Ground where some Malletts are buried. 
 
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Summer house in the burial ground. 
 
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View of the village looking north-west. 
 
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Plaque with details of the Trafalgar anniversary. 
 
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War memorial plaque on the wall of the village hall. 
 
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View of the village looking east. 
 
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Close up of the Trafalgar mural. 
 
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Mural commemorating the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. 
 
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View of the village looking west. 
 
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The Methodist church viewed from the east. 
 
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Finch Foundry. 
 


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