Current Weather Conditions at Luccombe
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5-Day Met.Office Forecast for Porlock
(nearest available- 2 miles N.W. of Luccombe)
OLD POSTCARD OF THE MONTH- April 2015
The original Luccombe Rectory which would have been home to the famous Royalist supporter Dr Henry Byam, was demolished and rebuilt in its present form by Thomas Fisher who was also responsible for "restoring" the church itself. Fisher became the rector in 1839, and according to Chadwyck Healey, lived in the old Church schoolroom while the Rectory was being rebuilt.
The Rectory seems to have changed identity to the "Manor House" some time in the 1970's. Chadwyck Healey observed: "That there was formerly a Manor of the Rectory of Luccombe seems to have been completely forgotten I have never seen mention of it except in the documents to which reference is made below". There are then three documents listed in the footnotes.
The Rectory must not be confused with the Parsonage, a more recent structure, which was the result of a specific bequest from a resident to provide for a resident curate. The Parsonage was subsequently controversially sold by the Church. Both the Rectory and Parsonage are now private dwellings.
More Old Postcard Views of Luccombe
Luccombe: The Square circa 1900.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luccombe.
Mango, Tiverton's Famous Tesco Cat.
If you are ever visiting the Tesco Superstore in Blundells Way, Tiverton, don't forget to look out for Mango, who can usually be seen cat-napping in a comfortable spot in the store's foyer. A stroke or gentle pat on the head seems to be tolerated. For more information, go to Mango's Facebook Page.
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