Orientation Table situated on the south side
of the A30 just above the village centre
Historically we have some
claim to fame. Earl Harold (as of
King) briefly owned the manor, prior to
his demise at the Battle of Hastings,
and much later in Elizabethan times the
ownership passed to Francis Drake.
Today one of his ancestors remains
squire of Yarcombe. There
was also infamy in the time of the
Hundred Years war when money was sent
from Yarcombe by its French owner to the
armies of France to fight the
Yarcombe has many traditions: pig
and terrier racing, barrel rolling and
metal ball throwing.
For several years The East Devon Sheep
Dog trails have been held here in July.
Yarcombe's village centre is small with its historical Norman church, old
inn with monastical roots,
village hall and cluster of houses, but its many outlying farms and
hamlets make Yarcombe a large parish with a very active community. We
can boast of several music and singing groups,
a skittles league, award winning amateur dramatics,
Saturday markets selling homemade locally grown produce, rural crafts etc,
village hall activities, flower
and garden shows.
The Belfry Hotel and our local,
The Yarcombe Inn have both
won prestigious awards.
is a working village with
farming and agricultural support
services important for its way
of life and employment.
There are other small businesses
in the community covering
accommodation and food, building
and joinery, motor services,
furniture making, and rural
Yarcombe Solar Eclipse, 20th March 2015