Clayhanger, Devon

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Clayhanger - Village Lane (geograph 3920335).jpg
A lane in the village
Clayhanger is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population127 (2011 UK Census)
OS grid referenceST022230
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEX16 7N
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°59′54″N 3°23′43″W / 50.998245°N 3.39514°W / 50.998245; -3.39514Coordinates: 50°59′54″N 3°23′43″W / 50.998245°N 3.39514°W / 50.998245; -3.39514

Clayhanger is a hamlet and civil parish in the Mid Devon district of Devon, England.[1][2] At the time of the 2011 census it had a population of 127.[3]

Roman fort[edit]

Clayhanger is close to the site of a Roman fort at Cudmore Farm, overlooking a small tributary of the River Batherm, (although the fort mostly lies in the parish of Bampton). The site of the fort is a scheduled monument because it is still in a good condition and is considered to be the best surviving example in the south west of England. It is rectangular in shape and approximately 100 m across on each side, with an 8 m rampart and four outer ditches. Cropmarks inside the site probably show the locations of buildings from the period of the fort. Roman tile and samian ware have been recovered from the site.[4]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 181 Minehead & Brendon Hills (Dulverton & Tiverton) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2009. ISBN 9780319231814.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Area: Clayhanger (Parish)". Neighbourhood statistics. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Roman fort 300m NE of Cudmore Farm". Historic England. Retrieved 21 December 2016.