Knowstone Parish Council

Knowstone - East Knowstone - Roachill

Welcome to the Knowstone Parish Council website

Our website aims to bring the best of Knowstone online and celebrates all things good about the parish, its people and the surrounding environs.  

If you have a comment or information you would like to share; or if you would like to add your social club or business details to the Events and/or Business Directory then please contact us  via the link at the top of the Home Page.

About Knowstone Parish

Knowstone Parish is situated in North Devon, halfway between the Mid Devon town of Tiverton and the North Devon town of South Molton. It consists of three main settlements – those being Knowstone, East Knowstone and Roachill. In addition to these settlements there are many outlying houses and farms. Once boasting a post office, bakery, school, village shop, methodist chapel, vicarage, blacksmiths and wheelwrights  the parish is now just hanging on to its quaint parish church – St. Peters, its well used village hall and of course the faithful 'local' - The Masons Arms which was originally erected by the builders of the church, hence its name.

The Parish currently has a population of c. 200

The Parish boasts the beautiful and unspoilt Haresdown and Knowstone Moors. These moors are renowned for their Culm grassland which form part of the largest area of this type of grassland in the world. Hence their status as a site of special scientific interest. Haresdown moors is owned by the Parish and Knowstone moors by Devon Wildlife Trust. These moors have provided grazing for land owners for many generations and these 'rights' still exist today. The highest point of the moors is at Haresdown (850ft) and the lowest point at Ford Farm (450ft). In 1984 the moors were cut in half by the North Devon Link road (A361). An old marker stone at Beaples Moor had to be moved for the construction of the road.


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