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You are invited to the Parish Open Meeting on Tuesday 29th October at 7.30 in The 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.
Join us at the New Inn to discuss the choice for October Panic Room by Robert Goddard. New members are always welcome.
Donations of puddings welcomed! Please bring your own drink.
Come along and learn/refresh your dance skills ready for VE Day Dancing in the Street on 9th May 2020. Click for more info.
A fundraising quiz in aid of St Marys Church on Friday 29th November. Click for more info.
Do you have some spare time and want to do something worth while? Marie Curie are looking for volunteers. Click for more info.
The final week... Boost your personal resilience by accessing advice from the police and other professional agencies.
West Devon Borough Council is proud to be supporting Recycling Week. Click for more info.
Click here to see how the Defibrilator Fund is growing and how you can help to make Sampford Coutenay a safer place for residents and visitors.
Would you like to volunteer to keep a little area of Sampford Courtenay tidy all year round?
Tap dancing in the Village Hall every Thursday. 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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