Spreyton

Spreyton

A village located between Okehampton and Crediton in Devon, made famous by the folk song about 'Uncle' Tom Cobley, a local gentleman, and his trip to Widdecombe Fair. For more information about Tom Cobley see "Uncle Tom Cobley" in Wikipedia.

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Uncle Tom's Cottage. 
 
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The Tom Cobley Tavern, named after its famous resident. 
 
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Old Letter Box. 
 
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Barn. 
 
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Barn showing the cobb construction typically used for traditional buildings in south-west England. 
 
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Close up view of the cobb construction. 
 
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Close up view of the cobb construction. 
 
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The original baptism font. James Mallett of Spreyton's grandchildren were probably christened in this. 
 
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The Tom Cobley Tavern, named after its famous resident. 
 
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The Tom Cobley Tavern, named after its famous resident. For more information see "Uncle Tom Cobley" in Wikipedia. 
 
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Cobley Cottage. 
 
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The Ten Commandments. 
 
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Path through church yard. 
 
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The church where James Mallett and Elizabeth Heal were married in 1703. They were the common ancestors of all the South Tawton, Petrockstowe, Newton Abbot and Topsham Mallett families. 
 
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Church gateway. 
 
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Steps for mounting onto horses. 
 


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