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Bickington Methodist church
Church and lychgate, Bickington

Bickington is a village and civil parish in the Teignbridge district of Devon, England, on the east edge of the Dartmoor National Park. At the 2001 census it had a population of 311. The village is about five miles west of Newton Abbot, on the River Lemon. The church is 15th century; its lychgate has a room over it.


  • Church of St Mary the Virgin (Church of England – Grade I listed)
  • Village Hall
  • Public House (Dartmoor Half Way Inn)
  • Camp site
  • Common land (Ramshorn Down)
  • Farm shop (Granny Pat's)
  • Picnic area

In media[edit]

The village appeared on the BBC's Countryfile programme in November 2017, where its apparent decline was the subject of the feature. Local media[1] expanded on the BBC feature.

A book about Bickington, The Book of Bickington, was published in 2000.[2]


  1. ^ Sheaves, Becky (18 November 2017). "Devon Live article - Devon village a shadow of its form self". Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ Hands, Stuart (2000). The book of Bickington. Halsgrove. ISBN 1-84114-055-4.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bickington at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°32′N 3°42′W / 50.533°N 3.700°W / 50.533; -3.700