The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust does not operate in Scotland, where there is an independent National Trust for Scotland. When the trust was founded, it was the world's first National Trust.
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The trust owns many heritage properties, including historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments and social history sites. It is one of the largest landowners in the United Kingdom, owning many beauty spots, most of which are open to the public free of charge. It is the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest UK charities by both income and assets.
Branscombe is a village in the East Devon district of the Englishcounty of Devon.
The parish covers 13.92 square kilometres (3,440 acres). Its permanent population in 2009 was estimated at 513 by the Family Health Services Authority. It is located within the East DevonArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Lyme Bay.