Berry Head House

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The vicarage at Berry Head House (an hotel since 1936), had been built as a military hospital during the Napoleonic Wars. The Reverend Lyte used the east wing to accommodate private pupils as he supplemented his income by teaching. Amongst his pupils was Viscount Cranbourne, the eldest son of three times Prime Minister Lord Salisbury. Lyte made no charge however, for teaching illiterate local fishing families to read and write.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 104
Creator   Phillips. Liz  
Date   1993  
Format   newspaper article; 280 mm x 193 mm; illustration; photograph  
Coverage   Scotland. England. Brixham.1793 - 1993  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Brixham. Lyte  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Herald Express  
Keywords Bicentenary Abide Lyte Lite