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. This is helped by the fact that many properties have fibre optic broadband at up to 300 Mbps available to them.
The Parish Church of Saint Peter has Norman origins, was rebuilt in the 14th century and again in the 15th century. It was restored in 1876. See the History section for details of the building and graveyard, and of the former Chapel. Details of church 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.
Bude and the North Cornwall coast are 15 miles away, offering sandy beaches, rugged coastline and the South West Coast Footpath. Okehampton, with Dartmoor on its doorstep, Great Torrington with its Civil War connections and Arts Centre, Bideford’s Affinity Devon shopping mall, 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. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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