Poundsgate is a small village in Dartmoor, Devon, England, located on the road between Ashburton and Princetown.

The postal area of "Poundsgate" is a wide geographical area. There are a few cottages clustered around a popular stopping point for travellers, the Tavistock Inn, which is thought to date back to the 13th century. There are also many farms in and around the village. Sadly there is no longer a shop, a post office or a garage - all of which have closed down in the last few years.

Poundsgate takes its name from the pound situated on the left-hand side of the road just past the village when travelling toward Princetown. It is situated in the ecclesiastical parish of Leusdon, the civic parish of Widecombe and within the Manor of Spitchwick.

It is even said to have been visited by the Devil (see the Great Thunderstorm, Widecombe).

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* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3757542 photos of Poundsgate and surrounding area on geograph]

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