Coordinates: 50°23′10″N 3°51′38″W / 50.386137°N 3.860519°W / 50.386137; -3.860519
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Ugborough square and St Peters Church
Ugborough is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population1,884 (Parish) (2011)
OS grid referenceSX677557
Civil parish
  • Ugborough
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL21
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°23′10″N 3°51′38″W / 50.386137°N 3.860519°W / 50.386137; -3.860519

Ugborough (/ˈʌɡbrə/) is a village and civil parish in South Hams in the English county of Devon. It lies south of Dartmoor, 2 miles (3.2 km) from the A38 road, near to the town of Ivybridge.

The parish, which had a population of 1,884 in 2011,[1] includes a number of settlements other than the village such as Bittaford, Wrangaton (which once had a railway station), Cheston, and Moorhaven Village.[2][3] To the southeast of Ugborough, still within the parish, is Fowlescombe Manor.

The bulk of the village encircles a village square on the south side of which is the large parish church dedicated to St Peter, with a history going back to 1121, when it was part of Plympton Convent.[4]

Modern day Ugborough has a small junior school and pre-school, a village hall. It holds a fair every year in July, with traditional games and stalls. A public bus service runs through Ugborough, as does a bus to the local secondary school at Ivybridge. The village has had a football team for many years which hosts three teams spanning ages from under-10s to under-16s. The under-16s finished third in the Pioneer Youth League in 2019. In the village hall, which doubles as a pre-school, various entertainments are held, mainly in the summer months, ranging from live music to themed evenings. More recently a Youth Group has been set up, catering to many of the village's children.

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  1. ^ "Ugborough Parish Local Area Report". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Home page". Ugborough Parish Council. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Home". Moorhaven Village website. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  4. ^ Harris, Helen (2004). A Handbook of Devon Parishes. Tiverton: Halsgrove. p. 177. ISBN 1-84114-314-6.

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