Our Dartmoor Society Members had an absolute treat on Wednesday 19th September 2018 when we had three fascinating visits in one.
The theme of this event was to learn about the locality of where Sabine Baring Gould lived and worked, and where better to explore this subject than the very beautiful village of Lew Trenchard.
We started off having an interesting tour of the Parish Church of St Peter which was where Sabine held the position of both the Rector and the Squire in the Village.
We also visited the Forgotten Garden which was originally established for Sabine’s wife Grace to give her somewhere pleasant to walk to help her exercise whilst fighting Arthritis later in her life.
Finally, we had a tour of the very beautiful Coombe Trenchard Manor which was originally part of Sabine’s Estate and has been lovingly restored by Philip and Sarah Marsh.
This event proved to be a true feast providing both historical content and beauty combined and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.