SX6443 : Burgh Island Hotel

taken 9 months ago, near to Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, Great Britain

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Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island Hotel dates from 1929 when it was built for Archibald Nettlefold as a private guest house. It is now a luxurious hotel with splendid Art Deco interiors and fittings.
Burgh Island
Burgh Island is only actually an island for a few hours every day around high tide; the rest of the time it is linked to the mainland by a sandy isthmus.
It has an area of about 35 acres (14 ha) and a resident population of c.12, boosted by the hotel staff and guests.
The main building on the island is the Art Deco hotel dating from 1929 on the site of an earlier house. There is also the Pilchard Inn (owned by the hotel) which is open to visitors to the island, and three other dwellings.
At the highest point of the island (48m, 158') is the ruin of a Huer's Lookout on the site of (and perhaps incorporating part of) the former St Michael's Chapel. Adjacent to this is a covered reservoir with what looks to be the remains of a WWII gun emplacement.
There are several public footpaths across the island although some of the land is private to the hotel.
The Huer (mentioned above) was a fisherman who would look out for the shoals of herring in the surrounding seas and call out (hue) to direct the fishermen to the shoals.
For more information visit the links below:
Hotel website: LinkExternal link
EH Grade II listing: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 19 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Islands 
Place (from Tags)
Burgh Island 
Style (from Tags)
Art Deco 
Architecture (from Tags)
1920s 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hotel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6485 4393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.7893N 3:53.8916W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6483 4387
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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