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Bampton Town in Devon

Photograph of Bampton

Location

Bampton is a small town of about 1,700 people in East Devon. The town lies on the River Batherm, a tributary of the River Exe. Bampton is about roughly midway between Dulverton in the north and Tiverton to the south. Taunton lies 20 miles away to the east whilst the North Devon town of Barnstaple lies just under 30 miles away to the northwest. Its proximity to Exmoor makes it an excellent base from which to explore.

Bampton is thought to date from Roman times when the area was fortified. Nowadays its later Saxon remains are most visible. Some hedges conform to the Saxon furrow measure of 625 feet - later to become a furlong - and traces of their strip farming can be seen to the north-east of the castle mound. The mound being the remains of the 11th century Norman Castle built on earlier Saxon fortifications. The circular churchyard is also Saxon in origin. In the Domesday Book of 1086 Bapmpton is recorded as having 34 villagers, 23 smallholders, 4 slaves and 15 other population.

Bampton is quite interesting architecturally and has nearly 100 listed buildings including the Grade 1 listed church, dedicated to Saint Michael

Events near Bampton

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Bampton Charter Fair

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Bampton Charter Fair

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Dining out near Bampton

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Bampton, Tiverton, Cullompton and South Molton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCullompton

arrowSouth Molton

arrowHoniton

arrowCrediton

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBampton

	arrowTiverton

	arrowCullompton

	arrowOttery St Mary

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Exmoor, South Molton, Lynton and Winkleigh.

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