North Tawton

Welcome to North Tawton accessible website featuring local Events, News and Information to benefit the town community and its surrounding neighbourhood area and visitors.

North Tawton is a small market town in picturesque West Devon. Pleasantly situated alongside the River Taw.

Free Car Parking available in the Town. Small car park fronting the Memorial Park and larger car park opposite the historic Town Hall in The Square, and on-street parking.

North Tawton Features

Artist Blacksmiths

Artist Blacksmiths Steel Fabricators C H Jones North Tawton Business Directory

Artist Blacksmiths & Steel Fabricators in North Tawton, Devon.

C. H. Jones & Son is a fifth generation family run business with a history dating back to 1899.

Artist Blacksmiths Video

Gelato Ice Cream

Barzotelli Gelato Ice Cream Shop in The Square

Barzotelli’s Gelato Ice Cream Shop offers an extensive range of freshly handmade gelato ice cream flavours made with local dairy farm produce.

Frappes, Milkshakes and Coffees.

Visit Barzotelli’s Gelato

Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round Preloved Kids Clothes in North Tawton

Merry-Go-Round Preloved Kids Clothes, Books, Toys and more!

Raising funds for local schools.

Winner of Muddy Stilettos 2022.
Free Water Refill Station.

Merry Go Round Retail

Hobbies and Activities

Sports Clubs and Social Groups helping people make connections with like-minded activities and community interests.

Clubs & Groups: Repair Cafe, ANTS and YANTS Drama, Art, Baby and Toddler Groups, Bellringing, Craft, Environment, Flower, Guides & Brownies…

Clubs and Groups

Sports & Fitness Classes: Badminton, Ballet, Flat Green Lawn Bowls, Short Mat Bowling, Fishing, Football, Pilates, Rugby, Walking, Yoga, Zumba…

Sports and Fitness for All

Explore Dartmoor National Park, Family Fun Theme Parks, Castles, Museum, Gardens, Open Air Swimming, Motor Museum, War Horse Valley…

Discover more Things to Do
Upcoming Events

Wide range of events for everyone in and around North Tawton Town. Mobile Library visits in The Square and Bondleigh.

Latest NEWS
North Tawton Autumn Market and Car Boot Sale at Rugby Club
North Tawton Autumn Market and Car Boot with Live Music
North Tawton Community Primary School Summer Fayre
North Tawton Community Primary School Summer Fayre
North Tawton Summer Market and Car Boot Sale at Rugby Club
North Tawton Summer Market and Car Boot at Rugby Football Club
HISTORY

Old Woollen Mill and wool grading site: In the town is a large tan yard and woollen factory, the latter of which has been employed in the manufacture of serges, from a very early period.

Town Hall dates back to 1849. Grade II listed building of sandstone ashlar with front area railings left and right.

Community Primary School and Nursery occupies the grounds and buildings of the former North Tawton Secondary Modern School (1932 to 1962), previously known as North Tawton Central Senior School.

The Memorial Park was bequeathed to the town by Frank Henson Gibbings FRCVS who was born in North Tawton. In 1948, the War Memorial, also bequeathed by Frank Gibbings, was moved to the cemetery in Exeter Street.

The Book of North Tawton contains over 250 historical photographs, maps, drawings and illustrations. The book, co-authored by local historian Dr Jean Shields BEM, is available at North Tawton Post Office.

As a former market town North Tawton has retained this title, and is designated a Post Town by Royal Mail International Distribution Services (PLC).