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Things to do in Poltimore, Devon

Awaiting photographs of Poltimore

Poltimore is a picturesque village on the outskirts of Exeter. It is a small but beautiful village with a cosy feel. The most notable thing about Poltimore is the Grade 2* listed building which lies on the outskirts of the village.

Poltimore House is currently in a derelict condition but the Friends of Poltimore House are currently trying to save the house and hold open days and take part in the Hertiage days. The house starred on the 2003 BBC Restoration programme, winning the South West heat.

The house is of significant importance in the History of Devon. It was the home of the Sheriff of Devon, Lord Poltimore and it was at the house, in 1646, that the Treaty of Exeter was signed. The house was later a school and hospital and was one of only four places in the country able to perform open heart surgery.

One of the avenues in the Houses's garden leads to the small, pituresque village church which has a very welcoming feel.

A beautiful village.

Description by Laura Richmond

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