Welcome to the Widecombe-in-the-Moor Website

The Widecombe-in-the-Moor website promotes all aspects of Widecombe and Dartmoor life, past, present and future, for the use of local people, visitors, and all who are interested. Please enjoy exploring the site.

The History Group are seeking your help for their World War I Project. They are seeking information on the numerous local people who went to fight in the War but have not been remembered. They are listed here. If you have any information on these or any others, however small, or any other WWI story, please visit the page and get in touch.

We are remembering those from Widecombe that fell during World War One by recording details of their life and war record. Full details are available here. The first to be completed is George Nosworthy. You can also view the Widecombe Roll of Honour, which lists those from the local area who served in World War One. This list is being developed as a part of the local Devon Remembers WWI project.

We now have a Community News Page, where items of a local community interest are posted.

Visit the Widecombe Digital Archive with its already substantial quantity of online assets: Indentures, Churchyard Headstones, Tithe Apportionments and Parish Chest contents including Overseers' Accounts and Churchwardens' Accounts. This completes the first phase apart from some transcription work currently underway. Phase two (the History Group Archive and other material loaned to the Group) has now started.

If you have trouble travelling to Widecombe by public transport, this website may help you out. Give www.journeydevon.info a try. In fact it will help you with your travel throughout Devon.

Please take a look at our Google Map of Widecombe Village Centre.

Please Visit the History Group Publications Page to consider buying their publications, including their book 'History of Widecombe Fair'. This book is also available from some local shops. Memories of a bygone era. An Austin 7 passes by Widecombe Church
Memories of a bygone era. Sent in by Alan Rawson. You can click on the picture for a larger view. See more pictures in Picture of the Month.

This site was last updated on 13th March 2015

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There is a wealth of information on this site covering almost all aspects of Widecombe life. Search can be used to look for items that may be of specific interest to you.

For the current weather please click here (and then come back!!):  Weather


The Widecombe ValleyWidecombe-in-the-Moor lies in the Widecombe Valley in beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, England. Click on the picture for a larger view.

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To enjoy a Day Out in and around Widecombe, click here.

If you are thinking of staying in or around Widecombe on holiday, then you must visit the Where To Stay section for the best places to stay in and around Widecombe.

This website provides topical news of what is happening within the Community for the use of us all. If you have anything you would like mentioned then please send us an email.

We would like to express our thanks to our business and accommodation advertisers for their continuing support. If you would like to advertise on this site, please click here for more details.

Don't forget our books and links page. A link has been added to the Devon County Council Monthly Community News Round-up site. This will be updated monthly to the current month's newsletter.

Picture of the Month. Please send us your pictures with a seasonal and Widecombe theme. We will pick the best and publish them here with any comments you might like to add.


Jordan Manor in Widecombe Parish History Group. The History Group minutes for February 2015 and March 2015 are now available. The History Group AGM for 2014 can be found here. Click here for February 2015 History Group talk on Dartmoor Wildlife by John Walters and March 2015 History Group talk on The Story of R100 & R101 by Rev. Nicholas Pearkes
Anthony (Tony) Beard writes a diary with a very much local slant on the Radio Devon website. Take a look at the latest and then browse to turn some more diary pages.


Nature Notes. Our Nature Notes page records local items of interest concerning wildlife, flora etc etc. Please send us any tit-bits of your own to include on the page. Have a look at : fritillary butterfly  or click on the picture on the right for a larger image.



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