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December 2014 - Our first walk around Honiton.
The town of Honiton grew along the line of the Fosse Way, the ancient road linking Exeter to Lincoln on which it was an important stopping point. The location is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Honetone, meaning a farm belonging to Huna. It became an important market town, known for its lace making that was introduced by Flemish immigrants in the Elizabethan era. In the 17th century thousands of people produced lace by hand in their homes, and later in the 19th century Queen Victoria had her wedding dress made of Honiton lace.

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Our visit was by train. Walking down New Street from the Station towards the High Street.

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This looks like an old chapel but the board by the door says the methodist chapel is in Chapel Lane round the corner. So I am not sure of the status of this building.

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This building on the High Street is the Manor House. See plaque details below.

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The view west along the high street.

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Looking east along the High Street from near the bridge over The Gissage river.

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Lloyds Bank on the corner of New Street.

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The town museum which was closed for the winter. See plaque below for more details.

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The junction of the High Street and Silver Street.

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The Honiton Toy shop.

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The town church dedicated to St Paul. The Church is Honiton's second Parish Church and dates from 1835. The original medieval Church, dedicated to St. Michael & All Angels, stands half a mile to the South, up Church Hill on the other side of the High Street

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The interior of the church.

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A vegetable stall on the street market.

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This was our lunch stop. Toast.  It was very popular and we only just managed to get a seat. Very nice it was too!

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The Volunteer Inn on the western end of the High street.

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The roof tops of the shops on the High Street as we walk towards the church.

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Honiton station waiting for our train home.