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), two pubs (The Castle Inn in the village, and the Smugglers Inn on the coast road) and a Village Hall. There is also a kiosk, the Salty Dog, in Smugglers Lane near the beach. For administrative purposes, most of Holcombe falls within the Dawlish South West ward of the Teignbridge District Council, although some residents live in the Teignmouth East ward.
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.
Village Hall Defibrillator
In the event of needing the defib, phone 999 for the code to the box that houses it. The code can also be obtained from the Castle Inn (if it is open) - envelope with code is behind the bar.
Community Orchard Wassail
For those who were not able to make the recent presentations on plans for the Holcombe to Teignmouth stretch of the railway, below are the slides that were used.
Books on Holcombe
If you are interested in purchasing either of the books below, please email email@example.com. They are £5 each for delivery / collection in the immediate area (sorry no posting is available).
The Associate Priest at St George's has now retired. Contact details until the post is filled are in the notice below.