SY0083 : A La Ronde, A quirky sixteen sided house near Exmouth, Devon

taken 5 months ago, near to Lympstone, Devon, Great Britain

A La Ronde, A quirky sixteen sided house near Exmouth, Devon
A La Ronde, A quirky sixteen sided house near Exmouth, Devon
In 1784 Jane Parminter, daughter of a wealthy wine merchant, set out on the first of several grand tours of Europe accompanied by a sister, a cousin and a friend. Upon completion some ten years later, inspired by the many wonders they had seen, she decided to build a seaside retreat and designed this sixteen sided house. The idea was that in the days before energy utilities was even dreamed of, occupants could gain as much daylight as possible by following the sun on its path from its eastern dawn to its western sunset by moving from room to room.
She then proceeded to stuff the house full of the thousands of mementoes collected on her travels, and subsequently in later life many of the artistic gems made or acquired by her .
At the top of the house is a circular gallery lined with beautiful shell patterns that is really a wonder to behold
The following pictures, I hope will show you some of this awe inspiring house.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Derek Voller and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SY0083, 101 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 22 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 0048 8338 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.4950N 3:24.5286W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 0051 8340
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
A La Ronde  National Trust Property 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 9 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register