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A La Ronde, Exmouth

3 September 2011

A visit to the National Trust property A La Ronde which is just outside Exmouth.

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A La Ronde is a unique sixteen sided house that was built in the late 18th century. It was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a European grand tour. The house contains many mementoes of their tour.

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The view across the flower borders to Dawlish Warren and the Devon coast.

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In the top of the house is a shell encrusted gallery. This is very fragile and can only be viewed via closed circuit television.

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The view from one of the upstairs rooms across Exmouth towards Dawlish Warren.

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From the gardens a view across the Exe towards Starcross.

August 2013

A couple of new pictures

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A much brighter day than our last visit. The house is undergoing maintenance.

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The former stables which is now the visitor centre and gift shop.