Combe Raleigh is a small village, one and a half miles to the north of the town of Honiton, comprising of around 80 households located in the Blackdown Hills ANOB. The Village has a Church, St. Nicholas's and a Village Hall which is used for many community events.
The Village Website is available HERE
We moved here in November 2011, to The Old School.
Picture from Historic England, from the Alfred Newton and Sons collection, taken between 1896 and 1920. You can see the School, School House to the left and the Church clearly in the centre of the picture.
The Old School was built in 1857, and is situated next door to School House which was originally the village school. Built on Church land, the School is just over the hedge from the Church. Records indicate that the top of the current drive was once steps leading to the church.
The Front Lawn was once an apple orchard, and with a small reflection of that we have planted some fruit trees, albeit dwarf varieties.
The school ceased to be used for education in 1946, and was renovated into a dwelling in 1975.
I hope to produce some split screen pictures of these showing today alongside the pictures here, plus any others I can find.