Welcome to Thornbury Hamlets in rural North Devon, including the communities of Brendon, Lashbrook, South Wonford, Thornbury and Woodacott. We’re a small community – the population of the parish at the 2011 census was 290, living in 120 households. As well as agriculture, the Hamlets support a very wide range of service and other businesses – details can be found in our Local Business Directory.
The Parish Church of Saint Peter has Norman origins, was rebuilt in the 14th century (dedicated in 1338) and again in the 15th century. It was restored in 1876. See the History section for details of the building and graveyard. The first Woodacott Methodist Chapel was built in 1833 and the current building dates from 1891. Times of services are available here.
We are close to the market town of Holsworthy, which has a Pannier Market and hosts a weekly produce market in the Square on Wednesdays, as well as a range of shops. The new out-of-town livestock market is a regional hub.
Okehampton, with Dartmoor on its doorstep, Great Torrington with its Civil War connections and Arts Centre, Bideford’s Atlantic Village and Barnstaple with its extensive shopping centre, are within easy reach.
Feel free to contact us via the Thornbury Tatler for more information if you plan to visit the Hamlets, are researching your local ancestors, or interested in our history. Contributions of information, pictures, events and news are always welcome.
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