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Welcome to Slapton in Devon

Slapton is a Civil Parish under the South Hams District Council and Devon County Council

The Parish of Slapton is a delightful, rural, coastal Parish comprising the village of Slapton and hamlets of Start and Hansel. It is located in the South Hams, Devon within a National Landscape (area of outstanding natural beauty). Just over 400 people live in the Parish as permanent residents. Slapton village is located a quarter of a mile inland from Start Bay, famous for Operation Tiger and a series of landing exercises carried out on Slapton Sands prior to the D-Day landings in June 1944. The village lies within a conservation area with thatched cottages, leets and narrow windy streets around St James the Great Church, which was dedicated to St James in 1318. The village is steeped in history dating back to the late 13th and early 14th Century. Slapton has 2 pubs, a community shop, village hall, 2 churches, several campsites, a defibrillator, a working BT phone box, a recreation field, a playground, a community nature field, a network of parish footpaths (including through Slapton Ley NNR and from Slapton to the hamlets of Start and Hansel), a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and is home to the Field Study Council's Slapton Ley field centre.


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  • District

    South Hams District Council

  • County

    Devon County Council

  • Region

    South West

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  • Postcode District

    TQ6, TQ7

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  • Police Force

    Devon and Cornwall Police

  • Fire Authority

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

  • Health Area

    NHS Devon CCG

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