Bucks MillsA Selection of News Articles Related to Bucks Mills

  • 1 North Devon Estate Sold For £20,500

    Wolland Cary Estate, comprising 338 acres, at Bucks, near Bideford, was sold by auction at Bideford yesterday for a

  • 2 Dispute over ownership

    31 July 1964

  • 3 Army bomb disposal needed

    13 February 1976

  • 4 The Village of a Single Surname

    Clinging to the cliffs of the rocky, wave battered North Devon coastline west of Bideford, its cottages clustered in a small

  • North Devon Estate Sold For £20,500

    Wolland Cary Estate, comprising 338 acres, at Bucks, near Bideford, was sold by auction at Bideford yesterday for a

    North Devon Estate Sold For £20,500 - 26th October 1948

     

    Most Bucks Homes Go To Tenants

    Wolland Cary Estate, comprising 338 acres, at Bucks, near Bideford, was sold by auction at Bideford yesterday for a total of £20,578. Vendor was Col H C Cary Batten, of Yeovil.
    Formerly in the hands of the Elwes family, the estate was built up about 60 years ago. Part had been disposed of previously, and yesterday Wolland Cary House, the home farm, accommodation land, and properties at Bucks Cross and Bucks Mills were sold.
    Mr C A M Freake of Riverside, Northam, obtained the

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  • Dispute over ownership

    31 July 1964

    Mr Trevor Davey, of Bucks Cross, skipper of the Lundy Gannet, has applied to the Crown Commissioners for the rights of about a mile of foreshore at Bucks Mills.

    31.7.1964 Mr Davey Bucks Mills

    He has done so, he said this week, on behalf of local people and the public.
    But the new owner of the Walland Cary estate, Mr E E T Wood, a property director, whose claim to the foreshore has been allowed by the Crown Estate Commissioners, said he did not intend to anything to hinder the public. “I doubt whether I could anyway” he added.
    He claimed that his deeds proved

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  • Army bomb disposal needed

    13 February 1976

    The label on the box said chocolate bars; but Mr David Powell, who clutched it as he fell when part of a loft he was clearing in a derelict cottage at Bucks Mills collapsed, found that it contained 10 sticks of gelignite in a ‘sweating’ condition.

    13.2.1976 gelignite

    Mr Powell, who lives at Winsworthy, Clovelly, was clearing out Corner Cottage which belongs to his mother. It had been empty for nine months and to his knowledge, he said, no-one had been in the loft for more than 20 years.
    An Army bomb disposal expert flew in by helicopter from Salisbury and disposed

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  • The Village of a Single Surname

    Clinging to the cliffs of the rocky, wave battered North Devon coastline west of Bideford, its cottages clustered in a small

    The Village of a Single Surname

     

    Clinging to the cliffs of the rocky, wave battered North Devon coastline west of Bideford, its cottages clustered in a small valley carved by north flowing streams in their rush to the sea, is the former fishing village of Bucks Mills.
    Smaller and less spectacular than neighbouring Clovelly, three miles farther west along the coast, Bucks Mills shares something of the character of its bigger counterpart, yet has been largely spared the attentions which have made Clovelly a tourist's Mecca.
    At Bucks Mills one senses predominantly the quietness of a remote coastal village,

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