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Alwington

Village & Community Website

Welcome To Alwington Parish

Occupying a stunning part of the beautiful North Devon Heritage coast, the Parish of Alwington covers an area stretching from Peppercombe to Babbacombe and Cockington, towards Greencliffe on the Abbotsham Parish border, then moving inland from Bideford Bay, it includes such quaintly named spots as Knotty Corner as well as the villages or hamlets of Fairy Cross, Ford, Alwington and Woodtown, before moving on down to the boundary at Yeo Vale. means "the town within or below the wood".

 

 

Alwington Church

The local parish church, St Andrew's in Alwington, goes back to the 13th Century, and stands in a picturesque environment, with magnificant views across the Yeo Valley.  It is the Pine-Coffin family place of worship, with various members of the family having been Patrons of this church over the centuries, and naturally many of them have been interred  there over the years.

Fairy Cross Bus shelter

Sadly today there are no shops, post offices or pubs within the parish boundaries, but there are such facilities within a mile or two  -  Horns Cross have two pubs, the Coach & Horses and Hoops Inn, both with B&B accommodation, and there are a number of self catering holiday cottages ( see Accommodation & Services pages)   -  there is also a Post Office in nearby Abbotsham village, and in the other direction on the A39 heading towards the town of Bude there is another Post Office at Bucks Cross, both with grocery items and newspapers.