WEARE GIFFARD

A general view about 1900 medievil wall painting to be found in the church
painting of holy trinity church village school
MAP WEARE GIFFARD AREA
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NORTH DEVON GALLERY
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Weare Giffard in North Devon, England is a classic street village on the eastern bank of the River Torridge. It has a long and fascinating history, a rich present and a glowing future.

Weare Giffard Hall was home to the Fortescue family from 1454, when the Weare heiress Elizabeth Denzil married the second son of Sir John Fortescue. Although the exterior of the house has fine carving, the interior boasts many remarkable features. The main hall is itself outstanding. Its hammerbeam roof is divided into four bays and is decorated with seated greyhounds and dragons, symbolic of Henry VII. The rest of the house boasts fine Elizabethan panelling, ornate plasterwork and Jacobean fireplaces.The site fell into neglect during the 17th century and was later restored in 1832 by George Matthew Fortescue.

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