We believe that the current Manor House was built in the early 1800's, with it's predecessor being nearer to the Chapel. The “New” owners, the family of which built the current house, were reputed to have won the Estate on a card game.
Easy come, easy go; Over the next generations the hedges were apparently all ripped out of the valley to enable horse racing from one end to the other but unfortunately one bet too many allegedly forced a swift transfer of property to a luckier recipient.
The photo on the right shows the valley right through to Middle and then Higher Spreacombe. Once these farms woud have belonged to The Estate.