Thurlestone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Thurlestone
Thurlestone rock.jpg

Thurlestone Rock, from which the village takes its name.
Thurlestone is located in Devon
Thurlestone
Thurlestone
 Thurlestone shown within Devon
   – London  183 miles (295 km) NEE 
Civil parish Thurlestone
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KINGSBRIDGE
Postcode district TQ
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 50°16′N 3°52′W / 50.27°N 3.86°W / 50.27; -3.86

Thurlestone is a village 5 miles west of Kingsbridge in the South Hams district in south Devon, England.

The village takes its name from Thurlestone Rock, the so-called "thirled stone", an arch-shaped rock formation just offshore in Thurlestone Bay.

The village's All Saints church is built of the dark grey local slate. The chancel is early 13th century; the remainder of the church 15th and 16th century.

Thurlestone Marsh[edit]

Thurlestone Marsh (grid reference SX675423) is one of three small wetlands south of the of village (South Milton Ley and South Huish Marsh are the others). It is formed where a small unnamed stream flows through low-lying flat farmland just inland from Leas Foot Sand, a small beach just to the southwest of the village.

The site consists of a number of reed-fringed pools.

Tourism[edit]

Some companies rent out self-catering houses, as an alternative to staying in the hotel, in the village. About 60% of houses in the village are rented out at some time in the year.

Shops and accommodation[edit]

Thurlestone has some retail and accommodation, they include:

Wildlife[edit]

In 2002, a 30-year-old female Pygmy Sperm Whale was washed up on Thurlestone Beach.

2005 saw two significant ornithological events (Devon Bird Report 2005):

  • In late March and early April, a flock of 68 Garganey was offshore in the bay - the second largest flock ever to be recorded in Britain (the largest was a flock of 120 in Kent in the 1950s).

Walks[edit]

There is a walk from the main village to Bantham and another walk to Salcombe going through Hope Cove . Both of these are along the headland. There are also a numerous amount of walks to nearby beaches and villages.

External links[edit]