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Thread: Fairfield House - Exeter, Devon - 2011

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    Default Fairfield House - Exeter, Devon - 2011


    Hi all,

    I am new to the site but thought I would start posting some of the visits I have made over the last 6 months. First off is this site that seems to have just 1 main part of the building left (google maps shows it used to be a bigger site).

    A little history - The Hamilton family lived at Fairfield from around 1850 until 1930 - including Alexander Abercromby Hamilton and the Revd. Robert Abercromby Hamilton so it goes back a bit. Fairfield is also called Fairfield Lodge, so you have the situation where Fairfield Lodge is the main house and that has a lodge at the end of the drive called Fairfield Lodge which I think is all that is left now. Info taken says that the Cottage was one of several properties damaged during enemy action in June 1941. It is recorded in the book "Fire on the Wind" which you can obtain at the City Library.

    Anyway as below:-


    1 by Roan Manion Images, on Flickr


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    12 by Roan Manion Images, on Flickr


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    14 by Roan Manion Images, on Flickr




    22 by Roan Manion Images, on Flickr


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    19 by Roan Manion Images, on Flickr

    Thanks you

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    Ah, Exeter! A nice piece of history there. Good stuff. Are you local?
    Fab find and first report Balrog...and welcome along to DP. :)
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    Great report...thanks for posting.

    Welcome to DP too :)

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    Yes I am now local, been away from the area for over 10 years but am back to this beautiful part of England :)

    Cheers

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    Thanks for sharing - good report/piccies :)

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    is this place still there?
    im not really local, so its bit of a pain to travel and find it gone :/

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    Nice One That, I enjoyed it, Thanks and Welcome to DP.
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    Yes it was there when I checked last week. There is another building up the road which is the same size I have just been in this weekend so will update picks soon:)

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    Shame, but love the pics and history is always appreciated!

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    pic numbr 12 is prety cool, what pp did you use on the pics? nice find.
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