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South Molton

South Molton Town Hall
South Molton is 12 miles from Granary Cottage, about 20 minute drive

South Molton is a thriving market town, with a population of about 5000. The town hall looks proudly over the square, still surrounded by small local shops, unspoilt and very much as it has been for years. The main market day is Thursdays, the pannier market is well worth a visit with local produce, antiques, crafts and many miscellaneous items. There is also small pannier market on Saturdays. The town has much to offer: visiting the local antique shops is like visiting a treasure trove. You will find the main banks, post office and chemist. You will also find butchers, grocers, florist, newsagent and pet shop. There is a main supermarket just on the outskirts of town. Parking is in the main central car park and in the pannier market, but not on a Thursday or Saturday.

Pharmacy South Molton Town Hall

Local Attractions

The Corn Dolly
A real tea shop. Unique in it's character, offering an assortment of light lunches, home baked scones, cakes and other delicious goodies. Forgotten afternoon teas, old fashioned toasted teacakes.
01769 574249

Quince Honey Farm
After visiting the Honey Farm and its interesting exhibits you can stop for refreshments in its cafe next door serving morning coffee, lunches and cream teas.
01769 572401

Daisy Park
Delightful range of gorgeous shabby chic home and garden gifts.
South Molton
01769 579077

Baker George
Freshly cut sandwiches made with your choice of filling also available cakes ,chocolate,crisps and hot and cold drinks.
South Molton
01769 573133

Stumbles Hotel & Restaurant
Highly acclaimed French style cooking with comprehensive a la carte menu, plus Special Three Course Set Dinner Menu @ £16. Open for Morning Coffee, Lunches and Dinner served every day except Sunday when serving lunches only. In fine weather dine " al fresco" in our pretty courtyard with barbeque.
01769 574145

Stove Centre
South Molton
The very best in wood, coal, oil, gas and electric stoves. Gas and electric range cookers for discerning chefs.
01769 574411

Mole Valley Farmers
Large Country Store.


History of South Molton

South Molton originated in early Saxon times, the area being occupied from around 650 and known as Dumnania. By the time of The Doomsday Book in 1086 showed it to be of some importance with 4 priests listed which was an unusually large number. The town originated around the church and in the Middle Ages a square was laid out as a new market place. South Molton has been a thriving town since the earliest days of recorded history, Gilbert de Turberville created the borough about the year 1150. There exists in the Museum two Royal Borough Charters granted by Elizabeth 1st in 1590 and Charles 2nd in 1684. These are commemorated each year with the Olde English Fair held in June.

The towns early wealth came from its importance as a centre for the wool trade, this declined in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and South Molton's role changed to a transport, administration and service centre. It flourished as a market town and expanded with the building of the Town Hall and Assembly rooms and the introduction of schools and many more local businesses.

The church of South Molton is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene and is entered through an avenue of Lime trees. This is believed to be the third church on this site and was built during the 15th century. The tower has a peel of 8 bells that are rung regularly.

Tourism came with the motorcar and the trains, the latter unfortunately axed in 1966 by the infamous Dr Beeching when the line between Barnstaple and Taunton was closed. Tourism plays a very important part in the economy of South Molton and the surrounding area being situated in an ideal central position within easy reach of Exmoor, Dartmoor, the rugged north coast and the beautiful sandy beaches to the west.

There are many buildings of interest in the town and an insight into the history of these Medieval, Georgian and Elizabethan buildings and the town itself can be found in the Heritage Trail which guides you around the town showing you glimpses of past and present and a wealth of interesting information.











































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