John Heathcoat, who invented the lace-making machine, moved to Tiverton after
Luddites smashed up his Loughborough factory.
His grandson John Heathcoat-Amory built this fine country house in 1867.
Be prepared for a stiff neck - the decorated wooden ceilings are really something.
The house is big enough to be interesting but still feels like it would have been a comfortable place to live. There are rambling wooded gardens, a kitchen garden and lovely views to enjoy. Derek Heathcoat-Amory was Chancellor of the Exchequor from 1958 to 1960. Very helpful staff. |map| |next attraction|
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