Fremington Quay – North Devon, UK
Painted 7th July 2010.
Oil on Canvas… 10″ × 10″
Painted in one session, outdoors / on the spot .
Fremington is a village and civil parish in North Devon three miles (5 km) west of Barnstaple. It was formerly a borough that sent members to Parliament in the reign of Edward III. The parish itself includes the neighbouring villages of Bickington and Yelland, the latter only asserting its identity as separate entity during the 1980s. Fremington hundreds was one of the 32 historical districts of the county of Devon. Geographically, the centre of the village is approximately a mile (2 km) south of its Quay, the latter a historic wharf situated on the southern bank of the River Taw. Fremington is home to Little Bridge House, a children’s hospice run by Children’s Hospice South West.