Bigbury

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Not to be confused with Bigbury-on-Sea.
The Royal Oak Inn

Bigbury is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 582.

The parish council meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in Bigbury Memorial Hall (excluding August & January). The village of Bigbury (grid reference SX667464) has a pub called the Royal Oak, and a shop called the Bigbury Village Stores.

Bigbury's church (dedicated to St Lawrence) is partly early 14th century and partly as rebuilt by J. D. Sedding in 1872. Apart from the western tower topped by a spire very little is obviously medieval. The two monumental brasses are early 15th century. The baptismal font, sedilia and piscina are early 14th century, while the lectern and pulpit date from the following century. Both the lectern and pulpit were moved here from Ashburton church: the lectern is attributed to Thomas Prideaux and thought to be a donation of the Bishop of Exeter ca. 1510-15.[1]

Bigbury Golf Club[edit]

Situated midway between Bigbury and Bigbury-on-Sea is the fine 18-hole course. From its fairways there are views of moor and sea in all directions. Until the 1980s the course had no sand bunkers and few trees. Today it is a challenging course. The first tee is adjacent to the main road, so a hook can lead players in trouble and a ball in the road. Alternative start tees are on Hole 5 and Hole 12. Hole 8 has views up the Avon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Harmondsworth: Penguin; p. 52

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Coordinates: 50°18′5.66″N 3°52′22.80″W / 50.3015722°N 3.8730000°W / 50.3015722; -3.8730000