Colyford

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Coordinates: 50°43′37″N 3°03′52″W / 50.72695°N 3.06443°W / 50.72695; -3.06443

Colyford
Colyford is located in Devon
Colyford
Colyford
 Colyford shown within Devon
OS grid reference SY249924
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COLYTON
Postcode district EX24
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament East Devon
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Colyford is a village in East Devon, England. It is adjacent to the town of Colyton to the north and lies within its civil parish boundaries.

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Colyford is a village on the A3052 Lyme Regis to Exeter road, situated mid-way between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Seaton is 2 km. away on the coast and Colyton 1 km. further inland. Colyford was formerly an Ancient Borough of long-standing and still elects a Mayor.

There is a strong sense of community within the village[citation needed] and the social scene is centred on the Memorial Hall. Much village effort is put into the annual Michaelmas Goose Fayre, held on Springfields on the south side of the village. Villagers and friends dress in medieval costume, with mummers and medieval music, as they follow the Mayor and his Lady, in a horse-drawn cart, as they process along the main road to the fayre ground.

Colyford has a chapel-of-ease, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, also a village Post Office, a Butcher, and two Pubs, the Wheelwright and the White Hart. In recent years the village has lost the service of its village Filling Station which is now a museum of motoring memorabilia (closed in 2013).

Another of the attractions of the village is the Seaton Tramway that runs along the discontinued railway branch line from Seaton to Colyton from Spring to Autumn.

Colyton Grammar School dates from 1545[citation needed] and made headlines in recent years as the first school to 'opt out' of local authority control and gain grant-maintained status and for achieving very high rankings in national examination league tables. It is located on a narrow lane and is not visible from the main road.

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