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Shaugh Prior village, Devon

Shaugh Prior is a village and civil parish on the southwestern side of Dartmoor. In 2001 its population was 751. The parish stretches from the edge of Plymouth to the high moorland of Dartmoor. The River Plym forms its western and northern boundaries up to the river's source at Plym Head. The higher parts of the parish are rich in Bronze Age monuments such as cists and cairns, and there is much evidence of tin mining. The area of Lee Moor that has been much mined for china clay is within the parish, but outside the Dartmoor National Park.

The name derives from Old English 'sceaga', a copse, and the fact that the manor belonged to Plympton Priory.

The grade I listed church dedicated to St. Edward has its origins in the 11th century, but the present building with its prominent granite tower, dates from the 15th Century.

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 Plympton, Plymouth, Tavistock and Princetown.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowTavistock

arrowModbury

arrowBovey Tracey

arrowPaignton

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowPlympton

	arrowPlymouth

	arrowDartmoor

	arrowTavistock

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Dartmoor, Tavistock, Newton Abbot and Kingsbridge.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Yelverton

	arrowBuckland Abbey and Gardens

Buckland Monachorum

	arrowThe Garden House

Plymouth

	arrowSaltram House and Gardens

	arrowVue, Plymouth

	arrowPlymouth Arts Centre

	arrowNational Marine Aquarium

	arrowBarbican Theatre

	arrowTheatre Royal

	arrowDrum Theatre

	arrowPlymouth Boat Cruises

Ivybridge

	arrowLukesland Gardens

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