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Keep up to date with all the events and activities going on in the parish. Click on 'Events calendar' above for details of what's coming up.
Customers are being fined for being unable to leave supermarket car parks in Okehampton because of traffic gridlock. 
Our group meets in the relaxed and convivial atmosphere of the New Inn on the last Tuesday of each month. New members are always welcome.
We're building an archive of photos of Sampford Courtenay past and present. Can you answer our questions? Can you add to the collection?
West Devon Borough Council is sending out canvassers to visit residents who have not yet returned an HEF, which relates to electoral registration.

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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
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