Salcombe Regis

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Salcombe Regis
Salcombe church.jpg
Salcombe Regis
Salcombe Regis is located in Devon
Salcombe Regis
Salcombe Regis
Salcombe Regis shown within Devon
OS grid reference SY148888
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SIDMOUTH
Postcode district EX10
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°41′37″N 3°12′25″W / 50.69357°N 3.20705°W / 50.69357; -3.20705Coordinates: 50°41′37″N 3°12′25″W / 50.69357°N 3.20705°W / 50.69357; -3.20705

Salcombe Regis is a coastal village in Devon, England, near Sidmouth. Mentioned in the Domesday Book as "a manor called Selcoma" held by Osbern FitzOsbern, bishop of Exeter, the manor house stood on the site now occupied by Thorn Farm. The thorn tree growing in an enclosure at the road junction above the farm marked the cultivation boundary between manor and common ground.[1]

The church of St Peter was built c. 1107 and restored in 1845. It contains monuments to Sir Ambrose Fleming and Sir Norman Lockyer.[2]

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  1. ^ Sidmouth, A History. Sidmouth, Devon:Sidmouth Museum, 1987 pages 14-15 ISBN 0-9512704-0-0
  2. ^ Sutton, Anna. A Story of Sidmouth. Chichester, Sussex: Phillimore & Co., 1973 pages 157-159 ISBN 0-85033-113-7

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