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The Church of St Michael the Archangel, Chagford

The Church of St Michael the Archangel, Chagford

Sheltering in wooded hills on the north-east side of Dartmoor, Chagford is a small picturesque town, with the River Teign flowing around it. At the town's centre is the octagonal Market house, known locally as the 'pepperpot'. There are several independent shops, selling arts and crafts, clothing, wine, gifts, and a delicatessen.

The church, dating from Tudor times, contains the tomb of Mary Whiddon. The legend runs that she was shot by a jealous lover on her wedding day in 1641, and her story is said to have inspired R.D. Blackmore, the author, in his famous novel, 'Lorna Doone'.

Nearby attractions include Castle Drogo, a country house designed by the architect Edwin Lutyens, and built in 1930. Also there are several beauty spots including Lydford Gorge, and Fernworthy Reservoir, and the clapper bridge at Postbridge.

In addition to hosting concerts for the Two Moors Festival, Chagford also holds an annual film and literary festival, and the area is popular with artists and writers. Evelyn Waugh wrote his most famous novel, 'Brideshead revisited', whilst staying at Easton Court in Chagford.

The Church of St Michael the Archangel, Chagford, Newton Abbot TQ13 8BN

Parking:

  • Public car park, The Square, Chagford, TQ13 8BZ. Pay & display: 10.00 - 18.00.

Toilets:

  • Inside venue
    Public toilets, The Square, Chagford, TQ13 8BZ.

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