Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An Old View and A New View

By kind permission of Frederick Warne and Co, we were able to use Beatrix Potter's 1904 drawing of Broad Street, Lyme Regis, showing The Three Cups Hotel at the top of this page for a limited period (now ended).

I wish to thank Judy Taylor Hough of The Beatrix Potter Society for bringing the drawing to my attention. Please visit their website to find out more about Miss Potter's life and work.

If you would like to see a more up to date image of the hotel from a different angle, you may be interested to know that Google Earth now have detailed satellite photographs of Lyme Regis. If you have access to Google Earth, try entering the post code, DT7 3QE, in the Fly To box, zoom in and look for the building with the bowed bay on the south side of Broad Street. You might like to try and work out where Miss Potter was when she did her drawing.

To download Google Earth, follow this link.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

More on Blue Plaques

The Wikipedia entry on J.R.R. Tolkien lists 5 blue plaques to date to commemorate places where he lived or stayed.

Wouldn't it be good to see another one in Lyme Regis to let passers by and visitors know that Tolkien stayed at The Three Cups Hotel?

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