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There are a group of people beavering away making face masks for anyone who wants them in the village. Please look in the display cabinet where the old post office was, for details on how to get hold of one for yourself and your family. They have been granted a lot of funding from DCC and SHDC and have been extremely busy trying to keep the village safe. A huge thank you to all involved.
The playpark will be re opening soon, however the climbing frame is still not repaired. Tape will be around the frame, please make sure that your children do not go on it at any time. The Playing Fields Trust are looking into the necessary repair work.
COVID - 19
LPC will continue to hold meetings online, on the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm. If you have any questions you wish to put forward to the parish council, please email them to fiona at the email below. There will be regular updates on the' Loddiswell what's On' facebook site and please check the display cabinet, shop and local magazine for a list of kind volunteers who can collect prescriptions and essential shopping items for those who are unable. Please do adhere to government guidelines, stay home and stay safe.
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Loddiswell is a parish and village in the South Hams district of Devon, England. It lies on the west side of the River Avon or Aune and is three miles NNW from Kingsbridge. There is evidence of occupation going back to Roman times. The villages most famous son and benefactor was Richard Peek who retired here after being one of the Sheriffs of London. The name Loddiswell is a corruption of Saint Loda's well, named after one of the many saints that occurred all over the westcountry, especially in Cornwall.
On the road from the A38 down to Kingsbridge, it stands on the hills above the Avon Valley. The population was 608 in 1801 650 in 1901. Loddiswell has a beautiful Church. The parish church of St. Michael's and All Angels, is of the 14th century, enlarged in the 15th century; its font is Norman. The source of the village's medieval prosperity was wool. Woolston House, the manor house of Staunton manor, is a 17th-century house built near the foundations of an earlier structure; rebuilt in the 18th century, it passed from the Wise/Wyse family to the Weymouth and Allin families. There is a busy pub (The Loddiswell Inn) with good food and Avon Mill Garden Centre which offers stylish accessories for your home, fab food for your larder, a Ladies Boutique, delicious food in the cafe, amazing art and of course, beautiful plants for your garden!
Drop by the South Devon Chilli Farm which sells lots of delicious creations using their home grown chillies in the shop and cafe. The village has lots of walking opportunities in the vicinity such as a walk following the River Avon, the old railway walk and up to Blackdown rings. Great Western railway’s Kingsbridge branch line arrived in 1893 with a stop at Loddiswell station. It was said that Loddiswell was a "brisk walk away" as in fact the station was closer to the less well known and smaller village of Woodleigh. The railway station continued through the steam age but by 1961 it was an unmanned halt and in 1963 it closed for ever. Today the remains of the track is used as a walking route. Plus another exploring the Blackdown Rings, an iron-age fort which was developed 1,000 years later in about 1086 as a Norman motte and bailey - There is evidence at the northern end of this parish that Blackdown hill was used by the Romans. Loddiswell is a middling village with a a curious history of small scale, including a copper mine and a yellow ochre manufactory.
Modern Loddiswell is well served for a small village. There is a Mini Supermarket, which provides Post Office services on certain days, a Pre School and Primary School and a bus service that takes you into the neighbouring town of Kingsbridge. Near the village is Fosse Copse a 1.88 hectares (4.65 acres) woodland on the west facing slope of the Avon Valley owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. rounding Avon Valley and woodland offers fabulous walking and glorious Devon countryside for you to explore. A great spot for bluebells and wild garlic in the spring and a cool retreat in the summer. Magical on a frosty winter's morning