FILLEIGH

castle hill gardens
Castle Hill

St Pauls Church  Filleigh Community Primary School Interesting tree in centre of village
St Pauls Church
Community Primary School
Interesting!!!
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GENUKI FILLEIGH
STREET MAP
BIRDS EYE VIEW
CASTLE HILL
CASTLE HILL GARDENS
THE FORTESCUE FAMILY
St PAULS CHURCH
VILLAGE HALL
PARISH COUNCIL
COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
NORTH DEVON GALLERY
NORTH DEVON EVENTS

FILLEIGH, a small village, pleasantly situated 3½ miles W. of South Molton, and 8 miles E.S.E. of Barnstaple, has in its parish 395 souls, and 2200 acres of land, including about 826 acres in the large and finely wooded park of CASTLE HILL, the beautiful seat of Earl Fortescue, who has another seat at Ebrington Hall, Gloucestershire. The grounds, and the old mansion of Castle Hill, were much altered and improved about 1740, by Hugh Fortescue, Lord Clinton, who, in 1746, was created Earl Clinton and Baron Fortescue, and died without issue in 1751, when the earldom became extinct, but the Barony of Fortescue passed to his half-brother, Matthew Fortescue, who died in 1785, and was succeeded by his son, Hugh, who was created Earl Fortescue and Viscount Ebrington, in 1789. . . The large and handsome mansion of Castle Hill stands in the extensive park, on a well wooded eminence, whose summit is decorated with the artificial semblance of a ruined castle, and commands a prospect of very considerable extent. The grounds in front of the house are disposed into various pleasing slopes, which gradually descend from the terrace to a fine sheet of water, and are diversified by stately groves. Beyond the lake, the ground again rises, and the view is terminated by a handsome triumphal arch, on the top of the hill. Various other ornamental buildings are scattered through the park. In the shrubbery are some remarkably large Portugal laurels; and in the garden is a peach tree of uncommon dimensions. [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

When you pay us a visit it's a fair bet you will head for Castle Hill and their gardens but while your here take a look around the village and in particular take a look at the church.

GOOGLE STREET VIEW - FROM FILLEIGH CHURCH

DREAMWALK AT CASTLE HILL

 

Filleigh
A beautiful Pub, in a gorgeous setting and serving exquisite food - amongst the best in the area.
Extensive menu includes everything from traditional home-cooked bar meals through to more contemporary dishes, vegetarian options, and an evening A la Carte. Child-friendly dishes & desserts and mini-versions of menus.
Private dining/meetings in the top restaurant, seating a maximum of twelve.
Very popular restaurant so booking strongly advised, especially weekends.
      Bed & Breakfast Wing.
The rooms are a single, a double, a twin and a family room, all with tea and coffee-making facilities, TV and limited en-suite options, and reached through a dedicated entrance. Room tariffs include a handsome cooked breakfast.
See website for booking, restaurant menus,opening times and a short tour.

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