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In Brief

In Brief

Welcome to the website for Tawstock, a peaceful village located within the parish of the same name beside the picturesque Taw valley in North Devon, England.

The village lies near the centre of Tawstock Parish which encompasses outlying rural villages and the newer urban areas of Sticklepath and parts of Roundswell on the edge of the ancient borough town of Barnstaple. While the population of the village is relatively small, the census of 2011 recorded 2105 residents of the parish as a whole.

Tawstock is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Barnstaple, Bishop's Tawton, Atherington, Yarnscombe, Horwood, Lovacott, Newton Tracey and Fremington.

Farming was once the mainstay of the parish which is still occupied by large expanses of fields and woodland. Today, though, its residents find employment across a wide range of sectors with agriculture accounting for just 4% of these occupations.

Title images: Tawstock Court (left) and St Peter's Church, kindly supplied by Amanda Muddimer.



  • Latest updates:

    A new bulletin concerning remote local authority meetings has been added on this page.

    Under "Parish Council", "Reports and Policies", we have added new policy documents which are now available to view.

    From Martyn Isaac on 7th May 2021

Bulletins from North Devon Council

Tawstock residents might be interested to read these bulletins whch have been produded by North Devon Council. The latest, added on 7th May 2021, calls for evidence regarding online local authority meetings.

From Martyn Isaac. Last update 7th May 2021

Features of our website

We have been developing our website, which was launched in July 2019, and features that visitors can now have access to include:

  • Details of our councillors
  • Parish Council meeting dates (see "In Brief")
  • Parish Council agendas (when available), minutes and documents
  • Information on key aspects of our village (see "About Tawstock")
  • Links to community information and to useful external sites (under "In Brief")

We will continue to add features and content which we believe will be of use to local residents, so feel free to visit again soon!