Sparkwell

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Sparkwell
All Saints, Sparkwell
All Saints church
Sparkwell is in the South Hams district of Devon
Sparkwell is in the South Hams district of Devon
Sparkwell
Sparkwell shown within Devon
OS grid referenceSX5792557856
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPLYMOUTH
Postcode districtPL7
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°24′10″N 3°59′58″W / 50.40278°N 3.99944°W / 50.40278; -3.99944Coordinates: 50°24′10″N 3°59′58″W / 50.40278°N 3.99944°W / 50.40278; -3.99944

Sparkwell is a small village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon. Historically it was part of Haytor Hundred.[1]

Its local Anglican church is All Saints Church, Sparkwell.[2] Its local non-conformist church is Lee Mill Congregational Church, which is affiliated to the EFCC.[3]

It is home to an erstwhile one-Michelin-star pub and restaurant, the Treby Arms, previously run by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski.[4]

Dartmoor Zoological Park is located on the outskirts of the village.[5] The true story of Benjamin Mee's acquisition of the zoo inspired his book We Bought a Zoo, which was later adapted into a film starring Matt Damon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Community page
  2. ^ Details of parish
  3. ^ Lee Mill Congregational Church, near Ivybridge
  4. ^ "Fine Dining Devon | Restaurants Devon | Treby Arms". The Treby Arms. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  5. ^ "Dartmoor Zoo, family fun days out with the kids in Devon - Dartmoor Zoo". www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-13.