St Martin's, Isles of Scilly
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Map of St Martin's, Isles of Scilly
St Martin's shown within Isles of Scilly
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|Unitary authority||Isles of Scilly|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLES OF SCILLY|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|Fire||Isles of Scilly|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||St Ives|
The island had a hotel, St Martin's On The Isle, which closed in 2013. It was placed on the market in 2014 with a price tag of £2 million and various planning permissions.
The pub, The Seven Stones Inn, in Lower Town, was refurbished over the winter of 2013-2014 after a period of closure and re-opened on 24th May 2014. Polreath guesthouse and tearoom is located in Higher Town, and one campsite, between Lower Town and Middle Town is also present. There are quays at Higher Town (the Higher Town Quay, used at high tide) and at Lower Town (the Hotel Quay, used at low tide). A bakery, St. Martins Bakery, is located at Higher Town.
At the northeast corner of the island is a large red-and-white daymark. It was erected in 1683 by Thomas Ekins, first steward of the Godophin Family to live on the islands.
It is a rendered granite circular tower 4.8 metres (16 ft) in diameter and 6.4 metres (21 ft) high, set back to conical termination making it 11 metres (36 ft) high. The blocked arched entrance door contains an incorrect date of 1637. It was painted white until 1822 but by 1833 had been painted red, and is now painted in bands of red and white.
- "Sevenstones lives again". Retrieved 2014-06-15.
- "The Seven Stones Inn is open from Saturday 24th May 11am". Retrieved 2014-06-15.
- Hargreaves, Andy (20 July 2012). "St Martin’s Bakery Opens Under New Owner". Scilly Today. Retrieved 2013-04-04.
- "English Heritage: List entry Number 1016508". English Heritage. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
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