Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey

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The Grade I listed Church of St Michael, Horwood

Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey is a civil parish in North Devon district, Devon, England. In the 2011 census it was recorded as having a population of 487.[1] It includes the villages of Horwood and Newton Tracey and the hamlet of Lovacott.

The parish was formed as Newton Tracey in 1986 from the former civil parishes of Horwood and Newton Tracey and the Lovacott ward of Fremington parish, and adopted its current name in 1991.[2][3] The neighbouring parishes are Fremington to the north; Tawstock to the east; Yarnscombe (in Torridge district) to the south east; Alverdiscott (Torridge district) to the south; Westleigh and Instow to the west.[4]

There are 40 listed buildings in the parish. The Church of St Michael in Horwood is Grade I listed;[5] the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury in Newton Tracey and Hoopers Cottage in Horwood (a house dated c.1600) are Grade II*,[6][7] and the remaining houses, gravestones, and farm buildings are Grade II.[8]

The two Anglican parish churches are in the Diocese of Exeter.[9][10]

Horwood And Newton Tracey Community Primary School serves the area and is located at Lovacott. It was built in 1876, but there has been a school in Lovacott for two centuries. The school has about 90 pupils.[11]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "The North Devon (Parishes) Order 1986" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Devon". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  4. ^ "About the area: Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey parish". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1325319)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Thomas of Canterbury (1253508)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Hoopers Cottage (1325320)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Advanced search". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 15 August 2016. Enter parish name to search
  9. ^ "St Michael, Horwood". achurchnearyou. Church of England. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  10. ^ "St Thomas-a-Beckett, Newton Tracey". achurchnearyou. Church of England. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  11. ^ "About Us and Aims and Ethos". Horwood And Newton Tracey Community Primary School. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°01′38″N 4°06′40″W / 51.0271°N 4.1111°W / 51.0271; -4.1111