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Bridestowe church.

Bridestowe is a village in West Devon, England. It is located outside Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor and on the A30 main road. Its population in 2001 was 552, although it had been over twice as large in the early 19th century. There is an electoral ward with the same name. The population at the 2011 census was 1610.[1] The name derives from Saint Bride, who is featured in a church window.

Bridestowe has a primary school, pre-school, Village Stores and Post Office, a number of public houses and accommodation providers, a Parish Church, Methodist Chapel and Village Hall.

Bridestowe Post Office is within Riverside Stores & Post Office.

The village has its own website at

Great Bidlake is an Elizabethan mansion a mile away. The church is mostly 13th and 15th century, with a west tower and some fragments of Norman work.[2]

There are disused mineworks nearby, which once produced lead and copper.

Bridestowe station was opened in 1874 and closed in 1968, together with the stretch of line from Okehampton station to Bere Alston.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Penguin Books; p. 62

External links[edit]

Media related to Bridestowe at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°41′N 4°06′W / 50.683°N 4.100°W / 50.683; -4.100