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    Default Huers Hut - Burgh Island South Devon


    This is a ruin which is perched at the very top of Burgh Island. it is believed to be what is left of the huers hut. The French verb ' huer', 'to call out', gives a clue as to its former purpose. The huer watched the south western sea for the arrival of vast shoals of pilchards, which glittered in the summer sunlight to form a silver shining sea. As soon as they were spotted he gave out such a 'hue and cry' that waiting fishermen knew they were in business. This info was from a local man and also a book on Burgh Island

    However in one book i read it was apparently built in 1874 by the grandfather of a 'Mr Fox' for the added comfort of picnic parties......Anyway, whatever it was built for and used as, it remains a beautiful old building with amazing views from all sides. Plus its one hell of a climb to get up there, but worth it.

    Luckily for me it was a very hot afternoon in August of this year. So hope you enjoy the pictures.


















    I wonder if there was a telescope here.......






    One of the views














    Looking back up as we walked down.....



    Quick drink in here.......well it would be rude not to..



    Then after a couple of drinks the walk back to the mainland was just as magical.....



    Hope you enjoyed looking as much as i did.........:)

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    Nice photos :)

    I love Burgh Island, I love the fact that the locals are marooned on the island when the tide is in


    Wiki has this to say about the Huers hut............There are the remains of a chapel a-top the island, which was later became a "huers hut" — a place where fishermen would make a "hue and cry" call to inform other fishermen of shoals of pilchards
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    whenever im there i always dream about living there. it would have been a lovely little chapel, such amazing views. :)

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    An interesting find with stunning views!

    Thanks for posting :)

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    Great to see that, Janey. I honestly don't recall seeing it on my visit, but it was 20 years ago and my long-term memory is useless! lol. Lovely pics. :)
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    My dream - to stay at the hotel on Burgh Island one day. :)

    And then go up and see the little hut. Just looking at all the stones and the way they are all laid on top of one another makes my mind boggle at the sheer patience it must have taken to build it. That bit on the floor in the middle of the hut is indeed intriguing.

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    Your shots look well nice :).
    That last one is spot on.

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