South Molton


13 July 2017

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South Molton Town

South Molton is the local town to Enfield House, known as the gateway to Exmoor. Its 6 miles away just off the A361. There is much to do in and around South Molton for visitors of all ages. Some of the towns attractions are

Quince Honey Farm,

Chocolate Factory (who doesn’t love chocolate)

Brown Antiques

Source for the Goose

The Corn Dolly – Tea Shop

Pannier Market

Cheese Ladder

And more……

Brief History….

South Molton originated in early Saxon times, the area being occupied from around 650 and known as Dumnania. By the time of The Doomsday Book in 1086 showed it was known as South Molton. The town originated around the church and in the Middle Ages a square was laid out as a new market place. The towns early wealth came from its importance as a centre for the wool trade, however this declined in the 18th and 19th centuries. The town later flourished as a market town and expanded with the building of the Town Hall, Assembly rooms and Pannier Market. Tourism now plays a very important part in the economy of South Molton and the surrounding area being situated in an ideal central position within easy reach of Exmoor, Dartmoor, the rugged north coast and the beautiful sandy beaches to the west.

Castle Hill – Great for walks viewing the gardens and stately home. Steeped in devon history since 1454.

Browns Antiques – Great selection of antiques plus a large reclamation yard.

Cheese Ladder – Our favourite for local cheeses, wines, ciders. gins and more……

Source for the Goose – Sells painted and unpainted antique furniture and gorgeous home accessories.

Corn Dolly – Good for a great British breakfast. Lovely tea and cakes with a warm welcome

Pannier Market – Markets are held on Thursdays, Saturdays and some Sundays. Featuring local produce and antiques.