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Clara Mann & Antiques - Past and Present


Watchet's Heritage - The Clara Mann & Antiques Building

Watchet's Historical Buildings
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This group of shops (current occupiers Clara Mann, Coram Antiques and Richard Little Butchers) were built in the second half of the nineteenth century and considered important enough to warrant grade II listing.

They have, over the years, held many different and diverse businesses including being the home of well known Watchet photographer Bert Hole in the early years of the twentieth century. Since then as a gas showroom, wool shop, grocery shop, electrical and record shop and sweet shop - these are just some of the many retailers who have traded from these elegant shops.

Perhaps the most significant owner was Henry Davey, who once occupied the shop now the butchers. Davey was a generous benefactor to the town and probably most significantly for providing the monies in his will for the purchase of the Henry Davey Playing Fields for the benefit of the children of future generations.

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This page is provided by Watchet Conservation Society with the help of Watchet Chamber of Trade
and with funding from Somerset West & Taunton Council's High Street Emergency Fund.
Text and history provided by Nick Cotton