PACK O'CARDS
High Street, Combe Martin, Devon
 









A remarkable pub which is a magnet for tourists, this was built by the village squire in 1690 as a tribute to 'lady luck' with the winnings from a card game.

Constructed to resemble a deck of cards, it was built on a plot of land measuring 52ft x 52ft, has 4 floors (representing the number of suits in a pack), 13 doors on every floor and 13 fireplaces (number of cards in a suit), and prior to window tax the panes of glass in all the windows added up to the total of the numbered cards in a pack!









 

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