SX9274 : Down Moor View Drive (1), Teignmouth

taken 7 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Down Moor View Drive (1), Teignmouth
Down Moor View Drive (1), Teignmouth
Looking down this steep road gives a view of the Teign estuary at low tide and Shaldon across the river, all in SX9372. Above the village the houses along the Torquay Road, including the Hamiltons, are prominent.
Mrs Homeyard's Shaldon legacy :: SX9372
The Homeyard name recurs in Shaldon. Maria Laetitia Kempe Roberts married the entrepreneur William Homeyard in 1907. He made his fortune from a cough remedy 'Liqufruta' which was manufactured in Camberwell for over 30 years. The couple both had West Country roots and from 1921 owned a second home, 'Ness Cottage' at the eastern end of Horse Lane above Shaldon. William died aged 73 in 1927; his gravestone in St Nicholas' churchyard, Ringmore, is inscribed ATURFUQIL.

Now a wealthy widow, the energetic Maria invested some of her fortune in property development in Shaldon. The village at that time was confined to the flat riverside land; Maria built on the steep north-facing hillside above. In less than 10 years she built 54 houses. The first project was up the Torquay Road: four semi-detached bungalows called Cartref around 1929. Just down the Torquay Road came The Hamiltons: eight large chalet-style houses for professional families. For workers she built Homeyard Cottages, terraced houses in blocks of four and six above and behind North View. East of Homeyards along to Horse Lane Maria developed a new road, Broadlands, lined with bungalows (much altered since).

The building works and all the associated transactions and procurement created work for local tradesmen and professionals in the lean 1930s. At the same time she had the Camberwell factory rebuilt; she laid out her public pleasure gardens, the Homeyards Botanical Gardens along the hillside, with the neighbouring allotments. Maria died in 1944 and the Ness Cottage Estate was sold in 1945.

All this and more may be found in the booklet 'Aturfuqil's Shaldon' by Lisa Pash, driving force behind the restoration of the Botanical Gardens.
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SX9274, 63 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Postcode Area (from Tags)
TQ14 
Road (from Tags)
Moor View Drive 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9285 7439 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:33.5647N 3:30.8449W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9283 7445
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Hill Slope  Edge of Town  Residential Area  Sea View 

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