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2.11.14

MARPLE WENT HOME; ST. MARY MEAD (セントメアリーミード村のモデルとなったコッキントン)

We Marple and Poirot visited Cockington, that is a village in Torquay in the English county of Devon.  The medieval village of Cockington was noted in the Domesday Book, and, on the face of it at least, little appears to have changed since.

The village sits somewhat incongruously, right in the heart of urban Torbay, but it stubbornly refuses to to be tainted by modern developments.

The thatched village is one of the most photographed places in the country, and the surrounding country park and woodland makes it an ideal destination for walking.

Cockington Court also has a connection to the English Riviera’s most famous daughter, Agatha Christie. In her youth, she often visited the village and her novel ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ is dedicated to her friend Christopher Mallock. The Mallocks regularly staged amateur theatricals at Cockington Court and, despite her terrible shyness, Agatha Christie often took part.

The village is said to be a model of St. Mary Mead where Miss Marple lived.  I felt as if Miss Marple still lives there and comes out of a thatched cottage.

We enjoyed cream tea and vegetable soup.  We found a gentle pace of village life in an Agatha Christie Miss Marple novel (without the murders)  in Cockington.


Marple is walking toward Cockington. 

The Old Granary(穀物倉) is now a Gift Shop.  


Rose Cottage (Tea Rooms)



Weavers Cottage tea shop

In the tea shop

Scorns were much bigger than we used to eat in Japan, and tasted so good!


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