Welcome to the Holcombe website, a small village on the south coast of Devon
Holcombe is situated between the seaside resorts of Dawlish and Teignmouth, and has a population of around eight hundred people. The village has a church (St George's), a shop, two pubs (The Castle Inn in the village, and the Smugglers Inn on the coast road) and a Village Hall. We did have a Post Office but this was closed by the PO, in its wisdom, in September 2008. There is also a kiosk, the Salty Dog, in Smugglers Lane near the beach. For administrative purposes, Holcombe falls within the Dawlish South West ward of the Teignbridge District Council.
Holcombe's history has been traced back over a thousand years. In this time, the village has changed considerably from a largely rural and agricultural community to the village we see today, with many residents commuting each day to Exeter or Torbay. The village's rich past has been associated with smugglers and been impacted by the growth of the railways - the Bristol to Plymouth main line goes along the coast at Holcombe and is one of the most scenic stretches of the rail network in the country. The heart of the village though has retained much of its character, with many thatched cottages in a designated conservation area.
This website is primarily for the residents of Holcombe and provides details of events as well as general information on the village. If you have any items for inclusion or any comments on the website, please contact the administrator, Andy, at email@example.com. Enjoy!
Dates for the Diary
The "Beating of the Bounds" and "Apple Day" will take place on Sunday 8th October. Apple Day will commence at 3.30pm in the Community Orchard, with the walkers starting at 2.00pm from the triangle at the bottom of Windward Lane (see map below for the route).
The Annual Charity Quiz will be held on Friday 17th November.
More details on both events will be published in the Village Newsletter.
The developer of the site has now obtained full planning permission for the site, so 35 houses will be built.
The "Salty Dog" is now open at the bottom of Smugglers Lane, click here for more details.
A video has been produced showing the dangers of various roads in, and around, the village. If you would like to see the video, please contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.