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Commuters will appreciate the A361 gives easy access to north Devon, and the M5 is close by for Exeter, Bristol, wider Devon and Cornwall. Tiverton Parkway railway station, meanwhile, provides services to Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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The earliest reference to this church is 1239 although the present building is mainly 15th-century; however, the arch for the south door is 14th-century.

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We will seek to fulfill each individual’s education and social potential through encouragement, opportunity and spiritual guidance.

This flexible family home has plenty of space over 3 floors. On the ground floor is a kitchen/breakfast area and living room/dining area with French doors. There are 2 bedrooms to the first floor, served by the family bathroom, with the master and it’s en suite occupying the entire top floor.

Artists impression of a typical Shelford home

We will encourage development including self-discipline, respect for others and their religious beliefs.

Sales office and Show homes at Rackenford Meadow

It boasts a great selection of both high street shops and independent boutiques, as well as a good variety of bars and restaurants. There’s also a good selection of schools for children of all ages.

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With a home here for every kind of discerning resident, Rackenford Meadow is also ideally located for living the near perfect lifestyle. Only two miles from the centre of the vibrant market town of Tiverton, this stylish new development provides you with the very best in access to the coast, countryside, the every day conveniences and commuting links – the A361, M5 and Tiverton Parkway railway station are all easily reached.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1800-1837 - for details see their book list.

Easymover is available here, which means you could reserve a new Taylor Wimpey home at this development - even if you haven't sold your existing property.

From the M5 come off at Junction 27 taking the first exit on to the A361. Continue along this road past the first turning to Tiverton. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bolham Road, when you reach the next roundabout; take the 2nd exit onto Kennedy Way. At the third roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Leat Street. Continue along Leat Street, which turns into Rackenford Road. Rackenford Meadow is on your right.

Transcription of Rackenford-Related Deeds, from John Tingey's Calendar of Deeds Enrolled Within the County of Devon 1536 - 1673, provided by Debbie Kennett.

The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Sarah Child, who invites queries and lookup requests. (Resources: PRs, social records.)

Artists impression of a typical Kennilworth home

Sue Davey's Rackenford pages provide historical information, and parish register extracts.

The village church, situated in the middle of the village, previously named Holy Trinity.

Artists impression of a typical Lindale home

The town is surrounded by rolling countryside, while both Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks are easily accessible by road, as are the Devon and Dorset coastlines.

Following the A39 take the 1st exit onto Eastern Avenue. At the roundabout take the A361 towards Tiverton, Continue along the A361 until you reach the third roundabout signed to Tiverton, take the 3rd exit onto Bolham Road, as you reach the next roundabout; take the 2nd exit onto Kennedy Way. At the third roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Leat Street. Continue along Leat Street, which turns into Rackenford Road. Rackenford Meadow is on your right.

BUY NOW FOR A 2017 MOVE – This lovely 3 bedroom home is ideal for first time buyers. The living room features French doors to the rear garden and the kitchen has room for a dining area. 2 of the bedrooms are double, with en suite to the master, and there is a family bathroom and guest cloakroom.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2015 - Brian Randell

A pub located in the centre of the village opposite the church. It is rumoured to be one of the oldest pubs in Devon and to contain beams from the Mary Rose.


A parish history file is held in South Molton Library. You can look for other material on the community by using the place search on the main local studies database. Further historical information is also available on the Genuki website.

With Help to Buy, the Government will lend you up to 20% of the value of your new build home via an equity loan. You will need to secure up to a 75% mortgage and put down a 5% deposit. You’ll own 100% of your home from day one.

Rackenford Church holds weekly services including the popular monthly family service involving children's activities. All festive occassions are well supported by the local community.

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Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church in the parish and the diocese.

Our contact numbers | Tel: 0345 155 1015 | Fax: 0345 155 1003 | SMS: 80011 (please start all messages with the word Devon).

Maps: The image below is of the Rackenford area on Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765.

RACKENFORD lies high and remote. The church (All Saints) is a small, late 15th century building, over restored, and contains nothing of interest. Rackenford Manor, formerly called Cruwyshaye, is on the site of the old manor house. It is a mid 18th century house, enlarged in 1928-32. Backstone, Bulworthy, Sideham, and Worthy Farm were all Domesday estates.

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