Diptford is a small rural parish situated centrally within the South Hams area of South Devon, with an estimated population of around 550 persons. A large part of the parish, including the village of Diptford itself, is situated within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with the River Avon forming the western boundary.
Diptford village itself houses more than half the parish population. In addition, there are several hamlets within the Parish, the main ones being Curtisknowle, Horner, Murtwell and Larcombe.
The parish of Diptford can be dated from Saxon times, with four Manors mentioned in Domesday. Farming remains the main occupation, but in the 18th and 19th centuries there was slate and limestone production.
Within the parish, there is a thriving primary school and a very lively community, with activities focused around the village hall and playing field.
STOP PRESS – NOTICE OF PARISH & DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Parish council: 8 parish council positions for election. Full details available here.
District council: 2 district council positions for election. Full details available here.
Note: nominations must be hand delivered to Follaton House by 4pm Wed 3rd April 2019
Key Parish Council contacts:
Chairman: Cllr John Foster 01548 821654
Vice Chairman: Cllr Sue Franklin 01548 821348
Clerk: Zoe Oldman 01752 873446 / email@example.com