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Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe

Chambercombe Manor

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Set in a secluded valley, nestling snugly near the Heritage Coast of Ilfracombe, North Devon, the Manor House is thought to date from the 11th century and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It still retains much of its original architecture and is in a wonderful state of preservation. The earliest record we have of it was in the possession of Sir Henry Champernon, who was Lord of the Manor of Ilfracombe in 1162, but there is mention of one Robert, soon after the Norman Conquest.

The Manor remained in the possession of the Champernon family until the 15th century when this branch of the family became extinct, passing through the families of Polglass, Herles and Bonville to the Duke of Suffolk and by his attainder to the Crown.

It is not certain when the house fell from its high estate and became a farmhouse, but it was evidently so used for a long time. Nevertheless, it still retains much of its former grandeur, both in the fabric of the building and its decorations, particularly the plaster frieze and barrel ceiling in the Coat of Arms bedroom.

Finally a Cream Tea at Lady Jane’s Tea Rooms, also serving Morning Coffee, Light Lunches, completes your visit to this unique attraction

Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe

• Historic House
• Gardens
• Tea Room
• Picnic Area
• Car Park
• Private Group Tours

Opening Times
Easter to October Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm Sunday 2pm to 5.30pm

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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