Hexworthy

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Coordinates: 50°32′17″N 3°53′56″W / 50.538°N 3.899°W / 50.538; -3.899

Hexworthy
Hexworthy is located in Devon
Hexworthy
Hexworthy
 Hexworthy shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX655726
Civil parish Dartmoor Forest
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon
The bridge across the West Dart at Hexworthy.

Hexworthy /ˈhæksəri/[1] is a hamlet on Dartmoor, in Devon, England. It lies on the West Dart River a mile upstream from Dartmeet. Historically in the parish of Lydford,[2] since 1987 it has been in the civil parish of Dartmoor Forest.

Hexworthy has an inn, the Forest Inn, opened in the 1850s.[3]

Very close to the village, on the opposite bank of the West Dart, is the hamlet of Huccaby, which has a parish church with an unusual dedication to St Raphael.[4]

There was a long history of tin mining near Hexworthy. Tin works in the valley of the O Brook were first recorded in 1240, and the Henroost or Hexworthy Mine did not close until 1919.[5]

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Media related to Hexworthy at Wikimedia Commons