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Branscombe village, Devon

Branscombe is a village in East Devon, roughly halfway between Sidmouth and Seaton.

The village lies about half a mile (1 km.) northwest of the coast at Branscombe Mouth.

Situated within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is very picturesque and boasts no fewer than three National Trust properties: The Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge.

The village grew up around the lace making and fishing industries, with some inhabitants possibly working in the quarries at nearby Beer.

White's Devonshire Directory of 1850 reported that Branscombe is'a pleasant village, on the coast of the English channel, at the mouth of a rivulet, 5 miles E. by N. of Sidmouth, and S.W. of Colyton, has in its parish 956 souls... Many women and girls in this neighbourhood are employed in making lace, and here are quarries of excellent freestone'.

Since the nineteenth century however the population has stopped growing. The main industries these days are farming and tourism. Branscombe had a population of 507 people in the 2011 Census.

The village church is dedicated to St. Winifred and was built between 1133 and 1160.

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 Honiton, Seaton, Musbury and Sidmouth.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowSidmouth

arrowAxminster

arrowBudleigh Salterton

arrowHoniton

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowSidmouth

	arrowHoniton

	arrowBudleigh Salterton

	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 Newton Abbot, Paignton, Brixham and Moretonhampstead.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Seaton

	arrowBranscombe Mill and Forge

	arrowPecorama

	arrowSeaton Tramway

Axminster

	arrowShute Barton

	arrowBurrow Farm Gardens

Sidmouth

	arrowRadway Cinema

	arrowManor Pavilion Theatre

	arrowBicton Park Botanical Gardens

Honiton

	arrowThelma Hulbert Gallery

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