Coleford, Devon

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Coleford is a small hamlet in Mid-Devon, England.[1][2] It includes a pub, and also has a park.

Coleford junction (arguably Penstone Junction) is the place where the North Devon Railway from Crediton to Barnstaple splits to the later Okehampton line.


Charles I came through Coleford on 27 July 1644 on his way to Bow, where he spent a night during the English Civil War. At that time Coleford village was on the main highway from Cornwall to Devon. There is a tradition that the King reviewed his horse troop, from the "Porched House", a building which dates from this time.

Henry Kingsley's novel The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn is set partly in the village.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 191 Okehampton & North Dartmoor (Crediton & Bovey Tracey) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231821. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

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Coordinates: 50°47′47″N 3°44′38″W / 50.79639°N 3.74389°W / 50.79639; -3.74389