(Photo of Black Church Rock, Clovelly)
This series has been going out weekly, starting on Monday 1st April at 9 pm on More4.
3 days filming at Clovelly in August 2018 was covering the life of the village and what goes on behind the scenes.
Watch the latest episode 5, which featured fisherman and Harbour Master, Stephen Perham, and included the Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast
29 days left to review this 5th episode.
Clovelly featured in episodes 1, 2, 5 and also features in the last one, 6, next Monday. The previous episodes are all currently viewable.
Whilst replacing the posts in the harbour on 17th April with his brother, Stephen, Tommy Perham spotted something whilst the digger was digging holes for the posts.
When investigated, they discovered that it wasn’t a pipe, as initially thought, but in fact a cannon!
When Tommy chipped away most of the rust, it was believed to date back to the 19th century.
More information awaited.
Clovelly Estate is honoured and humbled to have been the outright WINNER of the Landlord/Housing Association Award. This was presented at the Annual Award Ceremony at Filton, Bristol on 29th March.
Cottages in the historic picturesque fishing village of Clovelly do not have the ”built in” thermal efficiency of modern homes. To address this, Clovelly Estate embarked three years ago on a programme of retrofitting measures including draught proofing, loft insulation, sloping ceiling insulation and secondary glazing. The latter is unobtrusive,and scarcely noticeable from the inside, let alone the outside.
This is entirely due to a simple but ingenious system developed by Mitchell and Dickinson, Bideford – experts in retrofitting Britain’s period houses and listed homes.
The objectives were to improve warmth and comfort for tenants, to reduce heating bills and raise the Energy Performance Certificate ratings to E or above.
The South West Energy Efficiency Group reviews schemes for reducing carbon outputs and has for the last six years made awards for Best Practice.
Following a fall of loose stones from the cliff on the back road near to the harbour at the end of July 2018, Clovelly Estate consulted its geotechnical experts.
No imminent danger was foreseen, but it was recommended that the vegetation was removed.
Following that operation, it was recommended that as a precaution, 6′ stainless steel rock anchors should be drilled into the rock face and clad in chain mail to stabilise the cliff 40′ up and 25′ along.
It took about 4 weeks and was completed in March 2019 at a cost of some £32,000.