Ugborough

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Ugborough
Ugborough square and St Peters church -Devon-26June2008.jpg
Ugborough square and St Peters Church
Ugborough is located in Devon
Ugborough
Ugborough
Location within Devon
Population1,736 (Parish) (2001)
OS grid referenceSX677557
Civil parish
  • Ugborough
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIVYBRIDGE
Postcode districtPL21
Dialling code01752
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°23′10″N 3°51′38″W / 50.386137°N 3.860519°W / 50.386137; -3.860519Coordinates: 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 has a large church with a history going back to 1121. It also contains a small junior school and pre-school, a village hall and a central square. A public bus service runs through Ugborough (on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), as does a bus to the local secondary school at Ivybridge. It holds a fair every year in July, with traditional games and stalls. More recently a Youth Group has been set up, catering for many of the village's children. Ugborough is 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Devon Expressway the A38. The main bulk of the village is situated encircling a central village square. 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.

The parish, which has a population of 1,736,[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, within the parish, is Fowlescombe Manor. Modern day Ugborough is home to the reopened Ivybridge railway station which was reopened in 1994. It was reopened east of Ivybridge so residents of Ugborough and Wrangaton would also easily access the station.[4]

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  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Ugborough (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
  2. ^ Ugborough Parish Council
  3. ^ Moorhaven Village website
  4. ^ "Google Maps". Google.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-04-15.

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