Holsworthy, Devon


Holsworthy, Devon

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Holsworthy
latitude= 50.8167
longitude= -4.35
shire_district= Torridge
shire_county = Devon
region= South West England
post_town= HOLSWORTHY
postcode_district= EX22
postcode_area= EX
dial_code= 01409
constituency_westminster=Torridge and West Devon

Holsworthy is a market town in the west of Devon, England. It is situated near the county border with Cornwall. It lies on the River Deer, a tributary of the Tamar. The town has a population of over 1,700.

Holsworthy is a historic market town with hundreds of years of history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The town hosts the [http://www.holsworthychurch.org.uk/ Church of St. Peter and St. Paul] , which is famous for being one of the few churches in the country with the Devil in the window. It also gained fame for SS Wesley's music, Holsworthy church bells - composed for the chiming drum.

It has a thriving outdoor Pannier Market on a Wednesday, along with one of the largest livestock markets in the South West of England. Holsworthy is twinned with Aunay-sur-Odon, Calvados, France.

Holsworthy is home to the only centralised Anaerobic Digestion facility in the UK. Turning dairy farm slurry into biogas, the plant has an installed capacity of 2.1MW. There are proposals to provide low cost heat to the householders of the town from the plant. [ [https://www.andigestion.co.uk/ home ] ]

Nearby settlements include the villages of Clawton, Pyworthy, Derriton and Bridgerule.

References

External links

* [http://www.holsworthychurch.org.uk/ Holsworthy Parish Church of Saint Peters and Saint Pauls]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/discovering/hometown/holsworthy.shtml BBC Devon - Holsworthy - My home town article by Charles Cornish]


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