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St MARY’S, Oare

St MARY’S, Oare
St MARY’S, Oare

A simple, unadorned, little church, dating from the 15th century. Its claim to fame is as the setting for the fictional wedding of Lorna Doone with Jan Ridd in RD Blackmore's Victorian novel. There is a memorial to Blackmore in the church.

Location/Address: Oare
County: Somerset
Post Code: EX35 6NX
Main Historic Period: Stuart
Link to featured article: The dastardly shooting of Lorna
Tip/Nearby: Lynton and Lynmouth. Oare is in Exmoor National Park.
Primary Management: Church authorities
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