Colyford

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Colyford
Colyford is located in Devon
Colyford
Colyford
Colyford shown within Devon
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Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COLYTON
Postcode district EX24
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Ambulance South Western
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UK
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Devon
50°43′37″N 3°03′52″W / 50.72695°N 3.06443°W / 50.72695; -3.06443Coordinates: 50°43′37″N 3°03′52″W / 50.72695°N 3.06443°W / 50.72695; -3.06443

Colyford is a village in East Devon, England. It is adjacent to the town of Colyton to the north and lies within its civil parish boundaries.[1]

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Colyford is a village on the A3052 Lyme Regis to Exeter road, situated midway between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Seaton is 2 miles. away on the coast and Colyton 1 mile. further inland. Colyford was formerly an Ancient Borough of long-standing and still elects a Mayor.

There is a strong sense of community within the village [2] and the social scene is centred on the Memorial Hall. Much village effort is put into the annual Michaelmas Goose Fayre, held on Springfields on the south side of the village. Villagers and friends dress in medieval costume, with mummers and medieval music, as they follow the Mayor and his Lady, in a horse-drawn cart, as they process along the main road to the fayre ground.

Colyford has a chapel-of-ease, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels, also a village Post Office, a Butcher, and two Pubs, the Wheelwright and the White Hart. In recent years the village has lost the service of its village Filling Station which is now a museum of motoring memorabilia (closed in 2013).

Another of the village's attractions is Seaton Tramway, which runs over part of the former Seaton Branch line between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton. The branch closed in 1966, and tram services from Colyford commenced in 1971. Colyford Station is located next to the White Hart Inn, and the journey times from Colyford are 13 minutes to Seaton, and 9 minutes to Colyton. The Tramway operates a daily service from Easter to the end of October, and a more limited service outside of this period.

Colyton Grammar School dates from 1546[3] and made headlines in recent years as the first school to 'opt out' of local authority control and gain grant-maintained status and for achieving very high rankings in national examination league tables.[4] It is located on a narrow lane and is not visible from the main road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colyford Village website". Colyford Village. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Colyford Village". Seaton Museum. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Colyton Grammar School Website". Colyton Grammar. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Colyton 99% GCSE pass rate". GetBucks. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 

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