Berrynarbor Parish Council

Parish Clerk: Victoria Woodhouse, Firstone, Yarnscombe, Barnstaple EX31 3LW

Tel: 07815 665215

Welcome to the official website of Berrynarbor Parish Council

The village of Berrynarbor, surrounded by steeply wooded valleys, lies in the West Devon  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. The village has won many Britain in Bloom Awards and Best Kept Village Competitions.

The village has a Parish Church, a Primary School, a Community Shop and Post Office and two public houses.  It is a popular destination for tourists and there are many premises in the village offering accommodation for tourists as well as tea rooms and campsites in the Parish.

There are two children’s Play Areas.  One for smaller children next to the Manor Hall adjacent to the Manor Hall car park, and another suitable for 6 – 14 year olds in the Playing Field off of Pitt Hill. A dedicated dog walking area is accessed off the entrance to the Playing Field. A Quiet Garden, known as ‘Claude’s Garden’ can be reached from Barton Lane.

St Peter’s Church, in the village of Berrynarbor, has a 15th century tower, a 17th century lychgate and a Norman font.

A stream runs through the picturesque Sterridge Valley and out into the Bristol Channel.


Watermouth is within the Parish and has a sheltered harbour directly beneath Watermouth Castle (a Grade II listed country house). Watermouth Castle was built in the 19th century by the Bassett family who were Lords of the Manor. Prior to that, in the 17th Century, the Berrie family were Lords of the Manor, and at that time the Manor was called 'Berrie Nerbert'. The Castle is now a popular holiday attraction.

Latest News

Council Achieves Award Berrynarbor Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.  The Scheme highlights that not only does the council meet the requirements for operating lawfully it also goes beyond its legal obligations, leading its community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop further.  The achievement confirms that Berrynarbor Parish Council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit Click Here

Can you help?  The Parish Council needs to ensure that the Defibrillator is in good working order and is looking for members of the community to help carry out visual checks of the equipment and report any issues to the Council.  If this is something you feel you can help with please contact the Parish Clerk.

Project Griffin is a national counter terrorism awareness initiative Click Here  for details.

Click Here for Combe Martin, Berrynarbor and East Down Police Newsletter September 2017

Click Here for Combe Martin, Berrynarbor and East Down Police Newsletter August 2017

Electoral Review of North Devon Click Here for details.

The Parish Council has erected a new noticeboard on the wall of the Public Toilets in Castle Hill.

Latest News on Footpaths - Click Here

Please help us to maintain Hedgerows throughout the Parish - Click Here


Grants Awarded The Parish Council is pleased to be able to support local groups with grants and donations and so far this year has awarded:

Berrynarbor Newsletter - £1,000

Berry In Bloom - Stone Planter

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