ST0743 : The back of the Market House Museum, from West Street

taken 9 years ago, near to Watchet, Somerset, Great Britain

The back of the Market House Museum, from West Street
The back of the Market House Museum, from West Street
With the Esplanade visible beyond. The main door of the (highly-recommended) small museum is at the other end of the building. In the 1960's, the lower floor was occupied by Gliddon's - a wonderful paraffin-scented old-style hardware store. Gliddon's was then entered by a side door on Market Street, which is no longer used. Upstairs is the Holy Cross Chapel, which is a downtown weekday presence/drop-in centre for Watchet's rather distant St. Decuman's church (1km.inland, on top of a hill overlooking the town). The little door on the ground floor was originally the Court Leet Lockup, which the museum has now rigged it up as a outside exhibit - complete with a (mannikin) drunken sailor inmate. The side alley gives front-door access to some pretty colour-washed houses that have backs overlooking the harbour. The original hardware shop windows have been converted into external display spaces for the museum.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0705 4343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.9510N 3:19.8744W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0701 4345
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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