Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors at Bucks Mills

Earlier this month, I walked part of the South West Coastal Path in North Devon, from Bucks Mills to Clovelly. The Domesday Book (1086) called Bucks Mills Bochewis. A fast flowing stream rushing through the village of Bucks used to power two waterwheels, hence Bucks Mills. The village is in the parish of Woolfardisworthy (pronounced “Woolsery“).


Number 9 is a thatched cottage with a beautiful “duck-egg blue” front door. The village always seems to be damp, making the stone steps very slippy, hence the handrails.


Emily’s Cottage is also thatched, with a sapphire blue gate. The door and windows are edged in the same colour. The white-washed wall has a built-in postbox, with only one collection per day.

The woods and sea views can be seen in the Instagram photos accompanying this post. Sadly I missed the Clovelly Herring Festival on the 18th of November.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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