Pack o' Cards Pub
This wonderfully curious pub
can be found up in the Northern parts of Devon. Legend says
that it was built in 1690 by the village squire using the
winnings he had gathered during a recent card game. He dedicated
the whole theme of the building on a pack of playing cards.
The plot of land that the building
was built on measures 52x52ft square, the number of cards
in a standard deck. It has four floors to represent the four
suits in a pack, 13 doors on each floor and 13 fireplaces
- the number of cards in each suit. Also, originally the number
of panes of glass in all the windows added up to 52, the number
of cards in a standard deck, but the 'Window Tax' (which caused
a number of windows to be blocked up back in the day) and
modernisation unfortunately means that this particular quirk
has been lost.
Still, this is a wonderfully
old, interesting location and is well worth a visit!