Atherington village, Devon
Atherington is a small village situated alongside the B3227 Great Torrington to South Molton road and about two miles southwest of Umberleigh.
Atherington is also a and civil parish, the village lies about 8 miles south of Barnstaple and, according to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 391.
The church of St Mary is Perpendicular and was restored by J. L. Pearson in 1884. The church has a screen and gallery dating back 400 years, as well as a roodloft stairway of the same age. In the loft are Elizabethan heraldic panels.
There is also a 15th century screen across the chancel, and a font of the same period. The north aisle part of the screen retains the original canopy and as such is unique in Devon (it was carved by two craftsmen from Chittlehampton ca. 1540). The chancel section was brought here from Umberleigh ca. 1800. The benches have elaborate carved ends, and there is some very old stained glass.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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