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!
This will be taking place on Friday 17 November in the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Teams of 4 to 6 people with tickets costing £7 a head which includes a Cornish pasty. Please contact Andy (01626 888072) if you would like to enter a team.
Beating the Bounds and Apple Day
Thanks to everyone who supported these events and also to our local Waitrose store for having a stall in the Community Orchard. Below are some of the walkers who followed the path around the parish boundary.
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.