Monthly Archives: September 2015

Homes for the workers

In my previous post I discussed the Victorian architecture of Kenton. This time I am considering the social background to the building which took place after the fire had destroyed so many homes. During the 1840s, and largely as a … Continue reading

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Kenton’s Victorian architecture

The consequences of the devastating 1856 fire previously described, and the decision to build a different style of house, can now be seen across the extent of the former Devon Estates’ lands. Kenton itself would be changed dramatically. Teignbridge District … Continue reading

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The ‘Great Fire’ of Kenton

It seems that no community is complete without its own Great Fire! So numerous were fires in nineteenth century Devon that Frank Gentry was able to craft an entire book around descriptions of disastrous examples in small Devonshire towns.[i] Perhaps … Continue reading

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