Hemyock Rectory

Hemyock Rectory Garden in 1960’s.

Hemyock’s Redwood buses

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Hemyock High Street

Vera Gwendoline Griffin and Reginald James at Station Rd Shop

Hemyock Castle

Hemyock Castle

Hemyock Castle is a privately owned scheduled Ancient Monument & residential site, normally only opened to the public during special open days on Bank Holiday Mondays (2 to 5 pm) between Easter and September. On our open days, visitors can view the substantial remains of Hemyock Castle’s towers, walls, moat, grounds; and visit its display areas.

The remains of a moated, rare late 14th century castle surround a much older manor house. During the 17th century English Civil War, the castle was garrisoned for Parliament. The Royalists attacked twice, eventually besieging and capturing Hemyock Castle. Afterwards, the castle was slighted (destroyed). Subsequently the site evolved to become a farm, and later a private home. Former outbuildings have also been converted into homes.

Hemyock Castle is set in the Culm Valley amongst the now tranquil Blackdown Hills in Devon England, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles from the M5 Motorway and Taunton. Although situated in the heart of Hemyock village, the castle site is screened by trees and walls, so surprisingly little can be seen from the road. The whole site is enclosed by substantial walls, fences and gates.

Original Hemyock Pump

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The original Hemyock Pump back in 1890

Riding the Redwood buses in Hemyock

Have a look at these great photos of people enjoying themselves on the Redwood buses from Hemyock.

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More photos of the Hemyock Milk Factory

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Snowy Hemyock in 1962

More snow scenes @ Hemyock including  the old  pedestrian footbridge, 1962..-1 More scenes of Hemyock's snow, 1962. Mr. Bill Griffiths is the wearer of the cap. Unmistakedly.-1 More snow scenees, Hemyock milk factory, 1962. Miss Freda Lee , now Bradford, features here after walking in from Ashculm.-1 More snow scenes @ Hemyock & the factory including a welcome tanker of oil.-1