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Slapton Cellars, Slapton, Devon, England



In 1825 an inn was built on the beach near the road between Slapton Sands and Slapton villages, named Slapton Cellars. The name was not new - it can be found on C16th maps.

The inn becane the "Royal Sands Hotel" - King Edward VII stayed there as a boy. In 1940, a land mine damaged the luxurious hotel and, after further damage in 1944 during the practicing for the D-day landings, the ruins were flattened after war. A car park now covers this site.

The inn probably originally served those who worked in this area, providing refreshment for those who brought lime and coal by ship for the lime kilns that were situated near the cellars, before becoming a more prestigous establishment. Shooting parties on the ley may have been the cause of it going "up market".

Address : Latitude: 50.28668655436061, Longitude: -3.6453232169151306


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Occupation    Person ID 
1 ISSELL, Thomas Efford  1841Slapton Cellars, Slapton, Devon, England I704
2 STABB, John  1831Slapton Cellars, Slapton, Devon, England I6108