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31. Hylton (Originally "Hilton"

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Hylton Hylton

Plaque description

House built c. 1900. Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) spent one of a number of family holidays in Sidmouth at this house - April 1908. On walks she drew and painted local views and fungi. "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson" was written and illustrated partly in Sidmouth. Her last visit to Sidmouth Dec. 1908 was spent nearby at "Meadhurst" once again.

Where is this plaque located?

Carry on down Seafield Road from Littlecourt on the right a few yards down. The plaque is located on the front wall of the entrance to Hylton Surgery.

The next plaque is located at The Woodlands Hotel.

30. Littlecourt

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Littlecourt Littlecourt

Plaque description

Originally "Violet Bank Cottage" built c. 1798 partly on Little Courthaye for 5th Duke of St. Albans. Early example of "Sidmouth" Cottage style. In 1802 Duke's 3rd son, Admiral Lord Amelius Beauclerk, a distinguished naval commander and Gt. Gt. Grandson of Charles II and Nell Gwyn resided. Attended George III at Weymouth and afterwards close associate of Royal Family for 40 years. Sold 1823 to Commander John Carslake of. Cotmaton (opposite) and renamed "High Bank", 2nd floor and balconies added. For many years thereafter let to genteel families a rent £2.50 pew. inc. Hemphaye Cottage stabling and coach house.

Where is this plaque located?

Carry on down Seafield Road and find Littlecourt on the left a few yards down. The plaque is located on the front of the conservatory entrance.

The next plaque is located at Hylton Surgery.

28. Greenfield

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Greenfield Greenfield

Plaque description

Former home of Sir John Ambrose Fleming, M A. D.Sc., F.R.S. (1849-1945) Inventor of thermionic valve. Designed Poldhu Wireless Station for Marconi, used in his first transatlantic transmission to St. John's Newfoundland in 1901. He designed and lived in this house 1926-1945.

Where is this plaque located?

As you exit the Royal Glen Hotel turn left and walk to the cross roads. Turn left here and follow the road along for roughly 300 yards where you will find Greenfield on the left. Although a private dwelling the plaque is located on the front wall on the outside of the property.

The next plaque is located at Cotmaton Hall.

Kennaway House

Plaque description

The plaque has not yet been installed on the property.

Where is this plaque located?

Kenneway House is located at the end of the drive from Number Four Coburg Terrace. Turn left at the end of the drive and Kennaway House is on your right. There is an access gate on the side of the property that leads to the front door. See what's on at Kennaway...

The next plaque is located at Sidmouth Museum - Stephen Reynolds.