The collection reflects the early beginnings of Braunton with particular reference to the Braunton Great Field, one of only two remaining working examples of Saxon strip farming in England. Braunton's maritime heritage is also on display, based on the thriving port of Vellator. This section features scale models of many of the Braunton vessels, handmade by local mariner, Sam Mitchell, who used to be one of Braunton's 'bar men', who sailed out over the treacherous Barnstaple Bar.
Braunton and District Museum
The Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, Devon EX33 1AA England
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