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Village of Payhembury
Payhembury is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population682 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Payhembury
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHoniton
Postcode districtEX14
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°48′25″N 3°17′39″W / 50.806911°N 3.29403°W / 50.806911; -3.29403Coordinates: 50°48′25″N 3°17′39″W / 50.806911°N 3.29403°W / 50.806911; -3.29403

Payhembury is a village and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England.

The village is about six miles west of Honiton. At the time of the 2011 the parish had a population of 682,[1] and it is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Broadhembury, Awliscombe, Buckerell, Feniton, Talaton, Clyst Hydon and Plymtree.[2] The parish includes the hamlets of Colestocks, Lower Cheriton, Tale, and Upton.[3]

The parish church is dedicated to St. Mary and was mostly built in the fifteenth century. It includes a stone arcade made of Beer Stone which has several shields including the arms of the Courtenay family, a coloured roof and altar rails from the reign of Queen Anne.[4]


  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Payhembury (Parish)". Office for national Statistics. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Payhembury Parish Boundary" (PDF). East Devon District Council. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Payhembury". Devon County Council. Retrieved 20 November 2016.

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