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27. Royal Glen Formerly Woolbrook Cottage

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Royal Glen Formerly Woolbrook Cottage Royal Glen Formerly Woolbrook Cottage

Plaque description

First named "King's Cottage" from a Mr. King who transformed a modest farmhouse into a Sidmouth Gothic Villa with Regency interiors. Purchased by mother of Gen. Baynes and renamed "Woolbrook Cottage" it was rented by Duke of Kent. He resided there with the Duchess and their daughter, the future Queen Victoria, over Christmas 1819 taken ill with pneumonia he died in Jan. 1820 The Prince of Wales, later Edward V11, visited the house 1st Oct. 1856. It is a Grade 1 Listed Building.

Where is this plaque located?

From Clifton House walk along the pavement to the foot of the hill and cross safely over the road to the Belmont Hotel wall. Turn left and walk up towards the Royal Glen Hotel which is the Gothic white building in front of you. The plaque is located just inside the drive on the left on a metal gate.

The next plaque is located at Greenfield - Private dwelling.