Selworthy in 3d.

Selworthy cottage, Somerset, England.

Selworthy cottage, Somerset, England. Please wear red & cyan glasses to get the 3d effect

Selworthy was held before the Conquest by Edith, Queen of Edward the Confessor, but after Hastings was given, together with nearby Allerford and Bossington, to Ralph de Limesi.

Thereafter it descended like the manor of Luccombe until inherited by the Aclands in 1802.

The cottages around the green were largely put up in 1828 for retired retainers by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, who was also responsible for much of the woodland planting in the area.

Selworthy forms the focus of the Holnicote (pronounced Honeycut) estate of over 12,000 acres and given to the National Trust in 1944 by the late Sir Richard Acland.

Lying in an area of exceptionally beautiful countryside the village is acknowledged as to be one of the loveliest villages in England. 

Sources: The Book of Somerset Villages by Sheila Bird and Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

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