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The Quicke's Beast

The Quicke family have been farming this land for nearly 500 years - ever since Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church, dissolved the monasteries and reallocated their lands. 

Some of that land – a particularly beautiful stretch near Newton St Cyres, in Devon, to be precise - he allotted to a chap called Thomas Bidwell. And when our distant ancestor Richard Quicke walked Thomas’ daughter Elizabeth up the aisle of the local church, the Quicke family became established in this green and very pleasant corner of Devon.

It was during Henry VIII’s reign that a heraldic antelope- the Quicke’s beast, became part of the Quicke’s family crest. 


Although the farm and the family have changed in many ways since Henry VIII’s day, we’ve kept the beast – he’s an important reminder of our long heritage and still appears in various guises, hidden around our website and across our packaging.



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