In 1887 St Bridget's Abbey of Syon built a monastery, known as Chudleigh Abbey, which they occupied until 1925.[4]

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The origins of Chudleigh town are Saxon, and you can still see some of the original place names today. After the Norman Conquest the town grew in importance, finally being granted a charter for an annual fair by King Edward II in 1309.

The nearest airport is Exeter International Airport which is 14.5 miles (23 km) away.

The heated outdoor community swimming pool is in the grounds of Chudleigh Primary School and is open to the public all summer.

We currently have two allotment sites in Chudleigh.

Located on the estuary side of town, this charming beach takes you back to days gone by....

The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail was officially opened on the 4th May 2006 by Councillor Des...

Three miles to the west is Canonteign Falls and Farm Park, a natural hillside gorge landscaped by the first Viscountess of Exmouth. The park has the highest waterfall in England and was recently restored to its full glory.

This 4 hectare lake supports a wealth of water birds and an excellent assemblage of...

St Martin’s Church is an early 14th century building with an even earlier tower of an unusual design for this area. The south aisle was added in the 15th century and there were extensive restorations during the 19th century. The rood screen bears the arms of the Courtenay family, one of whose tombs is in the chancel. The carved bench ends, tablets and floor slabs are all of interest.

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is set within 90 acres of spectacular Devon countryside, with...

The church of St Martin and St Mary was consecrated in 1259. The structure is medieval but was heavily restored in 1868. The rood screen has paintings of saints and prophets and the Courtenay coat of arms.[3]

As the town grew it became a centre for wool production, but disaster struck in 1807 when a huge fire destroyed two thirds of the town. Chudleigh’s position on the main coaching route between Exeter and Plymouth kept the town alive (and, thanks to the many ale houses and taverns that opened up, quite rowdy at times).

The village's name is spoofed as "Chudley" in the Harry Potter books. The Chudley Cannons are one of only thirteen Quidditch teams that have been playing in the professional Quidditch League of Britain and Ireland that was established in 1674. The team players wear bright orange robes emblazoned with a speeding cannonball and a double "C” in black. The last time they won the League was 1892.[5]

The entire area is a walker’s paradise and if you’re feeling more energetic there’s rock climbing on Dartmoor, kayaking, mountain biking and trekking to enjoy.

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Courtenay Park features a pond and fountain, a sensory garden, a bandstand on which...

Decoy Country Park provides an opportunity to enjoy exciting wildlife and beautiful...

Local amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, cricket field, football pitches, allotments, a skate park, two doctors' surgeries, a dentist and a library. There is a primary school located in the town.

After the fire, only the church and seven houses were left standing.

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The Cridford Inn is set in the idyllic village of Trusham in the Teign Valley - the...

This fascinating town has a history dating back over thousands of years. Prehistoric remains have been found in the caves at Rock, while an Iron Age hill fort overlooks the town. Today the town is thriving and is a perfect base if you want to explore South Devon

Chudleigh railway station, on the Teign Valley Line, opened in 1882, but was closed to passengers in 1958. The nearest station is now 7 miles (11 km) away at Newton Abbott. That station is served by Great Western Railway trains to Penzance and London Paddington, and CrossCountry services to the North, as well as local services to Teignmouth, Dawlish, Torbay, Barnstaple and Exmouth.

The town has been bypassed by the A38 road since 1972. It has expanded a good deal in recent years as commuter houses have been built around its edges, but still retains a fairly traditional village centre.

The latest news and information for Chudleigh Town Council can be found here

Chudleigh is an ideal base for exploring the local countryside, the Dartmoor National Park and the English Riviera. The town has numerous local footpaths, and there is an activity centre and craft workshops. This is the Wheel Craft Centre in the old town mills.

Chudleigh is a small town in Central Devon, England between Newton Abbot and Exeter. The electoral ward with the same name had a population of 6,125 at the 2011 census.[1]

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Large shopping complex with superb leisure attractions, including stunning show...

Hackney Marshes is a Local Nature Reserve. Buzzards, kestrels and pheasants are often...

Whether you want to explore the forest on foot, bike, or swinging through the canopy,...

Nearby "the Rock" is a natural beauty spot and attracts rock climbers who scale the range of routes on the (limestone) crag.[2]

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Carnival weeks and processions continued annually and during the 1970s the carnival association was formed. It comprises other towns and villages in the area which hold similar weeks and each have their own Carnival Queen and Royalty/tableau. These floats attend the Carnival processions and are judged at each by different representatives. During the latter half of the 1990s Chudleigh Carnival committee created floats that won the shield one year[which?] and completed consistently in other years.

Few towns can have the diverse 800 year history of the small town of Chudleigh, its origin being Saxon, and once on the coaching route from Exeter to Plymouth. It is typical of an old Devon town, with numerous narrow lanes and small passageways between quaint old cottages. Most of the early Medieval houses in Chudleigh were destroyed during a large fire in 1807 - a fire which destroyed 60% of the original town.

The town is home to the famous Chudleigh Rock with panoramic views over the countryside across the Teign Valley to the distant moors.

Dramatist JohnDryden was a close friend of the first Lord Clifford and is known to have visited Ugbrooke. In fact, there is a walk still known as Dryden’s Walk in the park Rumour claims that he completed his famous translation of Virgil here. At the highest point of the park is Castle Dyke, an earthwork which commands a wonderful view of the area to the north and west. It is believed to be an Iron Age fort.