Friday, May 1, 2020

GOSIA'S FENCES AROUND THE WORLD

For Gosia's fence meme this week, I am once again digging into my archives.  In 2015 we were visiting Totnes, not too far from my home where I lived from the age of 15 years until 25.  In 1975 I met my husband and subsequently moved to the States.

Totnes is in South Devon and my photos were taken of an old church that had been sold, purchased and turned into a private residence.
I visited Totnes frequently when I lived a few miles away.  I had friends who were on the outskirts, and at other times my Mother and I would go shopping.  
The town is at the head of the estuary of the River Dart and about 21 miles from Exeter, another place I visited frequently.  Totnes has a recorded history dating back to 907, when its first castle was built.  By the 12th Century it was already an important market town and merchants' houses built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries can still be seen.
I would have loved to have looked inside to see how the owners decorated their home, but was content to take photos of the old iron fences out front.  

I am sharing the last two photos because I loved the name, Ticklemore Street.  
The same street with one last fence.

I am sharing a map of its location in South Devonshire.

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44 comments:

  1. This is the most gorgeous doorway I have ever seen! And the window match!! I, too, would love to see inside. It is a wonderous place. Did you really men 1915?

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    1. Oh wow, thank you for catching that Ginny. I meant 2015 and I have corrected it already 🥴

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  2. Wow. My mother was from Devon and often told me how beautiful it was - and if that is any example she was right.

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    1. That’s fascinating that your mother comes from Devon. It is a beautiful part of the UK I can attest to that :)

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  3. wow what a wonderful place. Thanks. Love from Katowice. Pl

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    1. Thank you Gosia :) and I wish you the same.

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  4. It sure is a wonderful entrance to what was once (I presume) a church.

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  5. Hello, I love the church doorway and windows. Very pretty. Great memories and photos. Take care and stay safe! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Ale wspaniała rezydencja. Jestem zachwycona historia i wyglądem tego miasta .:)

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    1. Dziękuję Ci! Cieszę się, że podobał ci się mój post.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous photos!!!
    I have fallen in love with the first photo especially!!!

    stay Safe 🌷

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    1. You're very welcome Jan, so glad you enjoyed them. You stay safe also :)

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  8. Now you made a good post by using a fence as your topic. You lived in an interesting area and had a good knowledge of the local history.

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    1. Thanks Red. There will be more interesting history about Totnes in another post coming next Wednesday :)

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  9. I can't imagine living and dining and sleeping in a church. Wow.

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    1. It would be really something wouldn't it? Thanks Gigi :)

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  10. Beautiful Home with that gorgeous door! Ticklemore street, I like that.

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    1. Thanks Betsy, it would be fun to live on Ticklemore :)

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  11. A beautiful. doorway and entrance. Have a good and safe weekend, Diane

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    1. Thank you and I wish the same for you also :)

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  12. I did enjoy this post.
    Lovely seeing the photographs from Totnes, and what a wonderful name Ticklemore Street :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan and yes, love that name too :)

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  13. I am so fascinated by the doors and windows...they are amazing and beautiful.

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    1. I agree, I couldn't help but think what an artisan the person who put them together was :)

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  14. Thanks for including that map so I could picture where this town is. Beautiful home transformed from a church. It would have been fun to see the interior!

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    1. You are very welcome Ellen. Happy you enjoyed :)

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  15. What a beautiful structure! And Ticklemore, i like that a lot, too.

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    1. Thank you Mimi, it's a great name isn't it? :)

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  16. Lovely fences and a beautiful church!

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  17. Lovely scenes. I can't help thinking that Elmo should live on Ticklemore Street.

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    1. Perfect match Linda and you did make me smile :)

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    1. I thought so too and it was lovely seeing it on a larger screen at the end of the day to see all the detail :)

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  19. Ticklemore--how wonderful the names of towns in England are! Such lovely fences and interesting commentary about your home, Denise.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, isn't it a great name? :) Glad you enjoyed!

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  20. What a beautiful doorway and the street name is funny! I

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