The parish of Sampford Courtenay is situated just off the northern slopes of Dartmoor and spans some five miles from north to south and two miles east to west, covering an area of 8323 acres and has a population of 600.
The older houses in the village are constructed of both local stone and cob with many of them having thatched roofs.
The village has a Grade 1 listed 15th Century parish church (St. Andrews) originally in the patronage of the Courtenay (Earls of Devon) family but since the Reformation King's College, Cambridge is the Patron. It is a large church with tall tower at West end and famous roof bosses including two green men, a sow with piglets and a three hares in a circle. The Prayer Book rebellion started in the Village in 1549 and there is a permanent display in the church..
The village has two pubs, The Countryman on the B3215 Bow to Okehampton road and the New Inn in the centre of the village. Both serve food and have a good variety of beers and wines.
Many of the social events in the village take place in the Village Hall which was formerly the Village School, they include, Whist Drives, Bingo, Skittles, Jazz Evenings, Dog Show, Quizes and many others.
The Parish Council meets once a month in the village hall and details of the councillors and their meetings may be found by clicking on Parish Council above.
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West Devon Borough Council
You can now make benefit claims on line.
Okehampton District Community Transport Grouprict
Additional trips Available
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Okehampton Medical Centre
Flu Clinic Schedule in Okehampton and surrounding villages.
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West Devon Borough Council Formal order to change Sampford Courtenay footpath No.3 Click below for details
SAVE THE BEDS AT OKEHAMPTON HOSPITAL
The Petition to save the 16 beds at Okehampton Hospital is now live on the internet. If we can get 10,000 signatures the government will respond to the petition.
Temporary road closures and speed limits in our area during November 2016
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Replacement of joints on the A30 East Okement Bridge.
Lane and Carriageway closures 31st October to 18th December