"The Harbour/Breakwater" Clovelly Favorite Tip by bugalugs
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Favorite thing: The village is actually mentioned in the Doomsday Book around 1100 AD. It was a George Carys who actually had the breakwater built around the late 1500's. He was a lawyer and a Sherrif pf Devon. His family/descendants lived here until the Hamlyn's. At the top further along from the tourist information is Clovelly Court built by Zachery Hamlyn in 1740. A Christine Hamlyn was an instigator in the cottages in the village being preserved.
The village is still privately owned, I think by this same family. It is an entirely private village and the entrance fee to go in maintains this village.
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