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About This Hunt

Hunt Country The country which is in Devon is adjoined by the Cotley Harriers to the north and east and the East Devon Foxhounds to the west.

Hunt History These hounds were first got together by Mr. J.D.Lang in 1879 and were known as the Sid Vale Harriers. Mr. Lang hunted them himself until 1885, when they were disbanded, and given to Dr. George Evans, of Seaton, who took them to save the Hounds being put down. He formed a small committee and asked his friend John Impy Scarbrough to be Master. Mr. Scarbrough did not hunt Hounds; they were hunted by eight consecutive Amateur Huntsmen during his Mastership of 36 seasons. He gradually increased the size of his hounds from 19 inches to 21 inches, and by out-crossing with the Cotley, Seavington and Pynsent Matthews' hounds, bred the light-coloured west country harrier as it is known today. Hares are no longer hunted, as they are now scarce. The Hunt was officially recognised by the M.F.H.A. in 1954 and hunt fox, but hounds are still enterted in the Harrier Stud Book.

Secretary; Mrs. S. Maynard



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