Holbeton


Holbeton

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Holbeton
latitude= 50.335
longitude= -3.949
shire_district= South Hams
shire_county = Devon
region= South West England
post_town= PLYMOUTH
postcode_district= PL8
postcode_area= PL
civil_parish= Holebeton
population= 1402 [Census, 2001]
dial_code= 01752
os_grid_reference=
constituency_westminster=East Devon

Holbeton is a village located 9 miles south east of Plymouth in Devon, UK. Historically it formed part of Ermington Hundred. To the East of the Village is an Iron age enclosure or Hill fort known as Holbury

Holbeton is a considerable village set back a little from the beautiful wooded shores of the Erme estuary, amid quite unspoiled country. The coastal scenery of the parish is also most attractive.

The banks of the Erme are lined with country houses, of which the most notable is Flete, in a large park, formerly the seat of Lord Mildmay and now a Plymouth hospital. Flete owes its present character as a house to Norman Shaw who remodelled it extensively from 1878 onwards. He built the great tower on the N. front, rebuilt the NW. wing, and drastically altered the interior to put in "over-rich Tudor." The house had already been drastically remodelled in the Gothic style in 1835, and the front is all of this date.

Education and community well being are key to the population of Holbeton, with the local Primary School taking the majority of the local children. The village hall and playinf fields are host to many activities year round, including school plays, festivals, and sports events.

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