Ashreigney is a hilltop village, situated approximately 550 feet above sea level, and two miles from the A377. The glorious and rugged hills of both Exmoor and Dartmoor are clearly visable on fine days.
Ashreigney has the beautiful church of St. James overlooking the village green.
St. James' was once quarters for Cromwell's army on their march to the nearby town of Great Torrington during the civil war. Both the officers and their horses were quartered in the church and foot soldiers encamped on Riddlecombe Moor. Two circular impressions of the camp were visable until the land was recently farmed. When men returned from the civil war, work was found for them digging drains, in preparation for closing the moor. A stone road was also build to disect the moor and remains as New Road to this day.
Included in the parish of Ashreigney are the hamlets of Cottwood, Hayes, Bridge Reeve and Riddlecombe which was once a Doomsday manor.
The village hall, once a school, plays host to many functions and meetings throughout the year. .
The parish of Ashreigney offers a number of picturesque walks, both on the local roads and the many varied footpaths. These walks will enable you to view woodland, moorland and farmland.
I am sorry to tell you that there will not be a recycling collection this week 3rd July owing to South Molton Recycling going into liquidation. The 'Green' collection will be as normal.
Collection should resume again next week.
We now have a Defibrillator which is located outside of the Village Hall Click for Details
We also have a great number of Local Clubs and Organisiations whose details can be found here
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