South Huish

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South Huish
The Ruined Church at South Huish - - 1438435.jpg
St Andrew's Church
South Huish is located in Devon
South Huish
South Huish
Location within Devon
Area5.8897 km2 (2.2740 sq mi)
Population473 (2011 census)
• Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • South Huish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
50°15′19″N 3°49′53″W / 50.255378°N 3.8314498°W / 50.255378; -3.8314498Coordinates: 50°15′19″N 3°49′53″W / 50.255378°N 3.8314498°W / 50.255378; -3.8314498

South Huish is a village and civil parish about 4 miles south west of Kingsbridge,[1] in the South Hams district, in the county of Devon, England. The parish includes Galmpton and Hope Cove.[2] According to the 2011 census the parish had a population of 473,[3] the parish had an estimated population of 436 in 2017.[4] The parish touches West Alvington, South Milton and Malborough.[5] The parish is in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[6]


St Andrew's Church is a ruined Grade II* listed building.[7] There is a school in Malborough called Malborough With South Huish Church Of England Primary School.[8] South Huish Reserve is located in a shallow valley cut off from the sea by the dunes behind South Milton Sands and is in the ownership of the National Trust which took ownership in 2011. Devon Birds has managed it since 1994.[9] There are 27 listed buildings in South Huish.[10]


The name "Huish" means household.[11] South Huish was recorded in the Domesday Book as Hewis/Heuis[12] and had a population of 12,[13] both South Huish and Galmpton had Ralph as a holder.[14] Alternative names for South Huish are "Huish South" and "Huish".[15] The parish was historically in the Stanborough hundred.[16] The site of a submarine forest was uncovered in 1923.[17]


  1. ^ "History of South Huish, in South Hams and Devon". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Home". South Huish Parish Council. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "South Huish Parish". Noims. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ "South Huish". City Population. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "South Huish". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Considering Sited for Development in South Huish Parish" (PDF). Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ Historic England. "RUINS OF CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (1108465)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Malborough With South Huish Church Of England Primary School". Devon County Council. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  9. ^ "South Huish". Devon Birds. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Listed Buildings in South Huish, South Hams, Devon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Devonshire S". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  13. ^ "[South] Huish". Open Domesday. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Devon". Phillimore, 1985. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  15. ^ "History of South Huish, in South Hams and Devon Place names". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  16. ^ "South Huish". GENUKI. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  17. ^ Historic England. "Submarine Forest (1507945)". PastScape. Retrieved 22 October 2018.