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A picture of Martock

Martock (22 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction NE of Purtington)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

Church at Axminster, Devon

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

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SW of Purtington)

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

Charmouth, Dorset

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

(9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction S of Purtington)

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.....

Autumn dawn over Lyme Bay, Lyme Regis, Dorset

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

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction S of Purtington)

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...

Thatched cottage

Melbury Osmond (3 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction E of Purtington)

A long, winding lane, flanked by grassy banks covered in fern and wild flowers, leads to the picture postcard village of Melbury Osmond..

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

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction SW)

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Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction N)

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

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction NE)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

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

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction SW)

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

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

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction S)

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

Lytes Cary Manor, June 2009

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(13.6 miles, 21.8 km, direction NE)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(13.6 miles, 22.0 km, direction NE)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....


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