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10. Church House

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Church House

Church House is an attractive two-storey granite building with a thatched roof dating from 1540. It was originally a brewery, then a school and now fulfils the dual role of Heritage Visitor Centre (Sundays: May, June and October - Wednesdays and Sundays: July, August and September) and a Bookable Function Hall. Traditional Devon Cream Teas are available on visitor days.
 
The adjacent Sexton's Cottage is a National Trust shop and Dartmoor Information Point. Church House lies just inside the northern edge of the Dartmoor National Park, at the heart of the village of South Tawton.
 
Church House is an outstanding example of a special type of medieval community building. A special feature is the roof structure, which preserves cruck trusses and rare smoke-blackened thatch.

There is a ramped entrance to the ground floor, a sound loop and a ground floor DVD facility, for viewing the first floor features for those who cannot get there, together with changing room/disability toilet facilities and a food preparation area.

Church House Address:
The Church House
Widecombe in the Moor
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ13 7TA
England, UK

Church House Opening Times:
May, June and October, Sundays, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm
July, August and September, Wednesdays and Sundays, 11.00 am to 4.30 pm. Cream Teas available. 

Church House Admission:
Free - donations welcome
 

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