picture (august 2008) courtesy of Rob Purdie (Flickr)
It is not difficult to find pictures of this shell house, which is located in the community of Polperro on the UK south-west coast. There are lots of them, on historic sites, websites of traders in postcards, weblogs of holidaymakers who do walking trips along the coastal path...
But factual data about this shell house are limited.
I found the information that this creation has been made by seaman Sam Puckey (1887-1965) and that it took him five years to complete the decoration, from 1951-1956.
And just one detail: there is a lighthouse in the decoration. That is Eddystone Lighthouse, on the dangerous Eddystone rocks, some 10 km south of the Devon coast.
Polperro is a nice place to visit, it has romantic streets, old houses along the Warren and a lively harbour. So from a touristic point of view there is all reason to be satisfied with the location of this shell house.
If you would like so, you can even stay in the Shell House, because it's upper part can be rented as a holiday home (sleeps 8).
The Warren, Polperro, South West England, UK
can be seen from the street