Memories of Buckland in the Moor
GRADE 11 LISTED. House, formerly the south lodge of Buckland Court (q.v.). Probably mid C19; simplified Tudor style. Granite rubble. Slated roofs. Large granite ashlar chimneystack on ridge in centre of south range. U-shaped plan. 1 storey with garrets. Main front to south is 2-windows wide. In centre of ground storey are 4 deeply projecting granite ashlar piers on pedestals, the piers supporting a pent roof of dressed granite. The 2 outer bays between the piers each contain a small window. This feature is flanked by 2 further windows and above it are 2 dormer gables with kneelers. West gable wall of south range has a shallow rectangular bay window with flat roof in centre of ground ...Read full memory
My parents bought and moved into what was then 1 & 2 Buckland Lodges in 1959. The cottages were renamed LOWER LODGE after removing back to back cupboards and converting the two cottages into one dwelling but changed to LOWEN LODGE because the R on mothers typewritter was broken. My father lived there until 2003 when health issues demanded it. New owners had many conflicts with local authority and are at last selling. My wife and I now live in the recently redeveloped cottage behind the Lodge.
I am Jeannette McNicol (nee Elliott). My brother John and I moved there with my parents ,when I 13 years old, and he was 12. I had found the house when we were having a picnic by the Webbern with friends. I had gone skipping off down the lane, and seen the house around the corner, and run back to my parents saying "Mum! Dad ! There's a fairy house around the corner, and it's for sale!"My parents looked at it and fell in love with it, and made the first inroads to buying it. It took 6 months before we could move there from Plymouth, because there was a squatter there by the name of Mary Caunter, who had lived there for years with her uncle Ebeneezer, until he ...Read full memory