Welcome to Black Torrington Parish
Black Torrington is a village and civil parish in in the Torridge District of North-West Devon, England, situated between the towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. It is situated on and named after the River Torridge. It is an active, rural community in a beautiful location, surrounded by farmland and woodland.
Within the village is a small but well maintained 15th-century Church of England parish church dedicated to St Mary. The church is of medieval origin, with a 14th-century chancel, with much of the rest dating from about 1500.
There is also a Church of England run primary school adjacent to the church.
The village of Black Torrington offers a range of other traditional amenities including Doctor’s Surgery with Pharmacy, Popular Local Pub, Village Hall, Playing Fields with Multi Use Games Area, Children’s play area, Toddlers’ play area and Adult Keep Fit equipment. A Post Office operates in the Village Hall for restricted hours on a Tuesday and Friday.
The busy market towns of Hatherleigh and Holsworthy are 7 and 8 miles distance respectively, whilst Bude and the North Cornwall coastline is some 16 miles away, Okehampton, the gateway to Dartmoor and the A30 dual carriageway is 14 miles South of Black Torrington. The A30 provides an excellent link to the Cathedral City of Exeter, the M5 motorway and the airport network beyond. Neighbouring villages include Sheepwash (2 miles away and having a Community shop) and Halwill Junction (3 miles away and having a main Post Office)