Looking back to Looe from Seaton
Today was a beautiful, sunny day so it was an enjoyable day and not too long.
Near Eglarooze Cliff
Whitsand Bay Hotel
I stayed at the Whitsand Bay Hotel which has an interesting and unique history.
A Moving History
"Made of Cornish dressed limestone and displaying Gothis and Tudor influences, the Whitsand Bay Hotel was originally built in 1871 by the 3rd Baron Graves some 6 miles away at Thanckes Field, Torpoint. It replaced the Graves family mansion which dated back to the region of RichardIII and took over the name Thanckes House. Lord Graves was the grandson of Thomas Graves who led the Van Squadron in the "Glorious First of June' (1794), a famous naval battle in which the British Navy scored a decisive victory in the French Revolutionary Wars. A particularly fine stained glass window over the hotel's main stairway commemorates the event and incorporates an eagle, the charge on the Graves' arms and the Line of the Batle-ships.
In 1909 Thanckes House was moved however, meaning literally pulled down and re-erected stone by stone to re-open as the Whitsand Bay Hotel in 1910."
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