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Cheriton Bishop


County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01647 | code search
Postcode: EX6 | code search
Population: 640
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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The Mulberry
"Good Points: Quiet, easily accessable, comfortable & friendly. General review: Suited our needs for a quality nights stay to break our journey!

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10 miles from Exeter at the North Eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park is the Devon village of Cheriton Bishop. It is largely a farming community with a growing number of daily commuters to nearby towns and Exeter city. The name Cheriton Bishop means “Church town”. The church of St. Mary is part Norman including the font from 1083, with mostly 15th Century reconstruction. It has some aspects of interest including remnants of a pre-Reformation screen depicting St. Dennis carrying his head, one of only two such pictures believed to be in existence. In the roof of the aisle is a carving of three rabbits with ears joined, a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Outside the church is what appears to be a large stone table. Farmers would have paid out wages to their workers here after Sunday service, thus ensuring they attended church. A point of local folklore is the Dancing Tree, or Twisted Oak, on the corner of Combe Lane. Boards were laid on the top and thirty people could dance accompanied by three fiddlers. Ghost stories abound in Cheriton Bishop and there is once said to have dwelled a white witch at the foot of Cheriton Hill.

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Woodleigh Coach House (0.36 miles)

Woodleigh Coach House
This Grade II listed coach house is set adjacent to the Dartmoor National Park and areas of outstanding natural beauty, whilst still providing easy access to Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth. We offer a wide variety ... More | visit website
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Brook Farmhouse (1.87 miles)

Brook Farmhouse
Brook Farmhouse is a delightful thatched farmhouse, in a peaceful valley in the heart of the Devon Countryside. We offer spacious accommodation with private bathroom. Brook Farmhouse is a short drive from the Cathedral City of Exeter and ... More | visit website

Kings Arms Inn (2.61 miles)

Kings Arms Inn

This traditional thatched Devon village Inn offers today's traveller good food and refreshment. The history of yesterday and comfort of today will ensure you enjoy your visit to the Kings Arms Inn - where fine food ... More

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Fingle Glen (3.88 miles)

Fingle Glen

Fingle Glen is a small hotel on a golf course west of Exeter, Devon. There are 10 newly refurbished rooms on the first floor that are now of a very high standard. We pride ourselved ... More | visit website

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Mill End Hotel (4.44 miles)

Mill End Hotel
Awarded the AA 'Top Hotel Award' 2006

A converted eighteenth century water mill situated on the banks of the River Teign. The traditional English gardens flow down to the edge of the river and are ... More | visit website
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Sandy Park Inn (4.48 miles)

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Parford Well (4.48 miles)

Parford Well
Within the Dartmoor National Park, Parford Well is an extremely comfortable house set in a pretty walled garden overlooking unspoilt countryside in the River Teign Valley. It is the ideal place for a few days break ... More | visit website
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White Hart Hotel (4.49 miles)

White Hart Hotel

The White Hart has stood in the Market Square of Moretonhampstead for over three and a half centuries. Formally a Georgian posting house, the Plymouth to London mail coaches changed horses here. During the Napoleonic ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Okehampton Whiddon Down (4.94 miles)

Travelodge Okehampton Whiddon Down

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Three Crowns Hotel (5.68 miles)

Three Crowns Hotel
This 13th Century Inn occupies a significant position in the history of 'picturesque' Chagford, with mullioned windows, massive oak beams, a great open fireplace and four poster beds.

The Three Crowns Hotel is a fine example ... More | visit website

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