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Picture of Lancaster taken from the Ashton Memorial

Lancaster

in the county of Lancashire

Sunset at Instow, North Devon

Instow

in the county of Devon

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Pictures of Membury

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon
St. John the Baptist Church , Membury, Devon

About Membury

The village of Membury sits within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just to the north east of the historic Beckford Bridge, which crosses the River Yarty and is the oldest packhorse bridge in East Devon.

In Membury you can find a fine 13th century church with its monument to Sir Shilston Calmady, who was killed in a skirmish near the village in February 1646.

Thomas Wakley who was the founding editor of the medical journal, was born in Membury in 1795.

Membury is just 4 miles north west of the historic market town of Axminster, and 7 miles west of Chard.

Recommended towns & villages near Membury

Church at Axminster, Devon

Axminster (43 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon

(3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction SE of Membury)

Famous for its carpets often likened to Turkish, Axminster was one of the first West Saxon settlements formed along the River Axe in Devon...

Fishing in the river Axe at Axmouth, Devon

Axmouth (16 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction S of Membury)

This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port...

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis (276 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction SE of Membury)

Almost the first thing you notice about this pleasant seaside resort, is the spaciousness of the town. The second, and nothing can prepare you for this, is the sheer scale of Lyme Bay with its splendid views towards the rugged sandstone cliffs west of Eype Mouth...

Charmouth, Dorset

Charmouth (102 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction SE of Membury)

This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....

Axe harbour at Seaton, Devon.

Seaton (311 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction S of Membury)

The town is mostly Victorian and Edwardian in character, you only have to cast your eyes above today's modern shop fronts to see handsome overhanging bay windows which belong firmly to another era...

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Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction SW)

17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house, constructed approx 1653...

Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)

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A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction SE)

Where better to see and learn about the creatures of the deep than in an aquarium suite set tantalizingly beside the sea. Well,.....

Blackberry Camp. - Iron age settlement near - Beer. Devon

Blackbury Camp (18 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction SW)

Blackbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Southleigh, Devon, England. The hillfort was built during the 4th century and.....

Pecorama gardens

Pecorama (20 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction S)

Pecorama offers a real treat for everyone visiting Beer, a pretty coastal resort which was once the haunt of Smugglers. This.....

Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (21 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction NW)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction NE)

Barrington Court is an attractive 16th-century house built in the engaging "E" shaped style of the period in mellow Ham Hill.....


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