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Clovelly, Devon

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Clovelly, Devon

Clovelly is a small village in the Torridge district of Devon, England. It is a major tourist attraction, exceptional in its history and beauty, its extremely steep car-free cobbled main street, donkeys and its location looking out over the Bristol Channel. Thick woods shelter it and render the climate so mild that even tender plants flourish. As of the 2011 Census the civil parish itself that includes the Isle of Lundy had a population of just 443 people, 50 fewer than ten years previously.
DistrictTorridge
Post townBIDEFORD
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS3124
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01237
Population1,616
 

Other names by which Clovelly, Devon has been known in the past

Clovelie ~ Cleia ~ Coveleia

Clovelly, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Clovelly, par. and vil., N. Devon, 11 miles SW. of Bideford, 3502 ac., pop. 787; P.O., T.O.; the vil. is situated in a richly wooded recess of a picturesque sea-cliff, and is much frequented by artists; it has a pier and a small harbour, and the inhabitants are chiefly employed in the herring and mackerel fisheries. About ½ m. W. is Clovelly Court; 1 m. S. is Clovelly Dikes (Ditchen Hills), an extensive circular British camp.

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