Around Honiton, by Les Berry and Gerald Gosling
Published by Nonsuch in 2005, 128 pages. Undersize paperback (16.5cm by 12.5cm) (N3764)
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To the modern visitor Honiton is remarkable for the handsome High Street flanked by fine Georgian buildings, but there is much more to this town than its Georgian past. The arrow-straight High Street was once the Roman road from Dorchester to Exeter, before colonisation followed the Battle of Beandum in 614 AD, and the market dates back to the reign of King John!
Much of the town's lively past has survived in the shape of its many interesting buildings, including St Michael's church on the hill and Copper Castle, and this book is packed full with lots of fascinating photographs that bring to life the Honiton of old, and underline the extent to which time has overtaken the ancient settlement.