Photographer's Note

Drewsteignton is a delightful and typical English rural village located inthe Dartmor National Park. It is listed in the famous Domesday book (The Domesday Book is the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William I of England, or William the Conqueror.)

What is more fascinating is how its name changed from its original name "Taintone".. I have copied this from Wiki- The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Taintone", meaning a village beside the Teign. By the 13th century it was known as "Teyngton Drue", part of the name coming from a local landowner Drogo, also known as Drewe de Teignton.[3] In later years a myth developed, encouraged by the presence of the archaeological remains, that the "Drew" part of the name derived from the presence of druids, but there is no evidence to support this.

I took this image while on a visit to Castle Drogo - a National Trust structure and the stunning Teign Valley.

The history of England continues to excite me as I discover some of the most amazing places - some restored and others still homes and dwellings..

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