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An evening of BBQ and skittles at Sampford Courtenay Village Hall. Click for more info.
There's lots going on in and around Sampford Courtenay. Click on the heading above for details of what's coming up.
There will be road closures on the 22nd to 26th July in the parish and then 19th to 29th August. Click for more info.
Join us at the New Inn to discuss the choice for July, is The Man from St Petersburg by Ken Follett. New members are always welcome.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is changing and they want you to have your say! Click here for more info.
Okehampton District Community Transport Group are arranging a number of trips during August and September. Click for more info.
Sampford Courtenay Annual Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show. Saturday 24th August. Click for more info.
Would you like to volunteer to keep a little area of Sampford Courtenay tidy all year round?
We're raising money to make it safer for residents and visitors to visit Sampford Courtenay by providing defibrillators. Click here to see how to help.
Tap dancing in the Village Hall every Thursday. Click for more info.
New drop-in classes with Jean Harris at The Village Hall. Click for more info.
The results are in from the Parish Questionnaire. Click for more info.

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New Inn

Sampford Courtenay parish

The parish of Sampford Courtenay comprises a pretty conservation village surrounded by more than 8,000 acres of beautiful Devon countryside. Sitting just off the northern slopes of Dartmoor, we are about six miles from Okehampton and within easy reach of the rest of Devon and northern Cornwall. Historically, the village is famous for being the place where the Prayerbook rebellion of 1549 started and where the rebels made their final stand.

In his book, Devon, published in 1954, WG Hoskins said, "The village is cheerful, neat and clean with much whitewashed cob and good thatching." He could be writing today. Sampford Courtenay is full of pretty thatched cob cottages, nestling in peaceful, unspoilt countryside, with a welcoming, characterful pub, a lively village hall and an impressive grade I-listed 15th-century church at its core.

Sampford Courtenay parish is home to approximately 600 people, with about 200 living in the village. We are a real and engaged community. A variety of events take place in the village hall throughout the year and an active congregation supports the church.

Take a look at our events calendar to find out what's going on.

Dartmoor view
Visiting Sampford Courtenay? There's plenty to see and do.
Moving in? Here's some helpful information.
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