Pictures of Luccombe
There really could be no finer example of the perfect English village than Luccombe with its wealth of attractive cream-washed, thatched roofed cottages with tall chimney's that line the narrow lanes of this picturesque area.
The village is ideally set in magnificent countryside and is but a stones throw away from Minehead on the Exmoor Heritage coast and the beautiful South West Coast path. The open countryside is a patchwork of farms and pastureland, it is sleepy and pleasant and fragrant meadows are grazed by cattle and sheep. Some of the pretty creeper clad cottages have doors that open right onto the lane, others have well tended gardens and here and there a manicured lawn is surrounded with brightly coloured spring flowers.
In the 17th-century, the Vicar of Luccombe was Henry Byam. Henry had two brothers and all three brothers took the cloth and held livings in this part of the world. Henry was a Royalist and four of his sons died fighting for King Charles. A great sadness fell upon him when both his wife and daughter drowned trying to escape. Henry himself managed to escape and he followed Prince Charles into exile. When the persecution came to an end Henry returned to Luccombe where he also became Vicar to Selworthy parish.
The church of St. Mary in Luccombe and that of All Saints in Selworthy are well worth a visit. In the quiet peace of the church you cannot but help thinking of the staunch vicar of so long ago, who apart from a period of exile, dedicated his life to the service of the church and the people of this so very English village.
There is lots to see and do in this glorious region of England. The coast and some famous beaches are close-by, so too, is Dunster Castle, Gallax Bridge and Butter Cross. Minehead has a lovely golf course with glorious coastal views.
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