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to
LYDFORD, DEVONSHIRE, UK

The Dartmoor Village of National Historical Importance


http://www.lydford.co.uk
The Lydford Web-Site for Residents and Visitors,
in operation since 1999 at no cost to public funds

Webmaster: Derek W Palmer
E-Mail: d.w.palmer@lydford.co.uk

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LYDFORD OVERVIEW


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The Location of Lydford
on a
Map of Devon
Forthcoming Special Events
and
Nicholls-Hall Club Meetings
  Information on
Period Dramas
Cinema, TV & DVD


The Village of Lydford

lies in the western part of the County of Devonshire, in beautiful countryside ideal for walks and relaxation, within the Dartmoor National Park. It is on the former stage-coach road between the towns of Okehampton (about 12 km to the north) and Tavistock (about 9 km to the south).

The Location of Lydford
close to the A30 Trunk Road
in West Devon


Scalable Aerial Picture of Lydford
via the Multimap Web-Site




News from Devon County Council


THE CENTRAL PART
OF LYDFORD

(MOSTLY
THE AREA OF
THE ORIGINAL
ANGLO-SAXON
TOWN)

The Church and Castle
can be seen
near the left of the picture.




Lydford Church
Click here for detailed information.

Lydford Castle
Click here for detailed information.

Lydford Gorge
Click here for detailed information.

The historical importance of Lydford is that it is the exact site of an Anglo-Saxon town ("Hlidan") set up in about 890 AD by Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, as one of his strategic, militarised centres to defend his country from the Vikings, who were making frequent violent raids from Denmark, and also from the Cornish, on the other side of the nearby River Tamar.   In the subsequent Anglo-Saxon period, Lydford became an important coin-minting town, producing the famous Lydford Silver Pennies.   The present village still retains the road-ways of Saxon Lydford. Of particular interest are the Anglo-Saxon defensive earth-work wall, the very fine St.Petrock's Church, the Norman Castle and the deep and beautiful Lydford Gorge of the River Lyd. The massive and spectacular granite viaduct in Lydford of the former Exeter-Plymouth railway line is also very worth seeing. Including its associated nearby homes and farms, Lydford has a present population of several hundreds.





BED & BREAKFAST, SELF-CATERING AND FARM ACCOMMODATION in West Devon
close to
historic Lydford,
Tavistock
and
Okehampton

CARAVANING
and
CAMPING

in
West Devon
close to
historic Lydford
Tavistock
and
Okehampton.

BRIDESTOWE
SHOP
AND
POST-OFFICE


UK and EU
FOOD REGULATIONS
:
Food Supply
Food Labelling

FOOD SOLUTIONS
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INFORMATION FOR
RESIDENTS OF LYDFORD



Forthcoming Special Events

Local Information
(Official, Medical, Travel, Utilities,
Local Government Councils etc)


Lydford Post Office
Nicholls Hall
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11:30-15:30


Clubs, Societies & Groups

Lydford Church
Location & History of the Church

Church of England Information
about Lydford Church
News & Events
Arranging Weddings & Baptisms


The Northmoor Team Ministry
covering Lydford Church


Captain of the Lydford Bell Tower:
Bob Pengelly, Tel: 01-822-614-155


Lydford Primary School

Lydford Parish Council
Council Home Page     Minutes of Meetings
Guide to Information held by the Council

Police-Contact Telephone Numbers
Community-Beat Officer
(PCSO Chapple):   01-822-813-832
Central Command:   0845-2-777-444
Emergencies:   999


Genealogy of Lydford,
from the GENUKI Genealogy
of the UK and Ireland


West Devon Borough Council

Devon County Council
General     News

Tavistock Town Council

Essential Information for
Local Food Producers & Suppliers


Information on Advertising
Your Accommodation
or Other Service or Product
on this Web-Site


Click here to find out the times
at which visible Space Satellites
pass over Lydford ! .


News from Devon County Council

 


INFORMATION FOR
VISITORS TO LYDFORD



WHERE TO STAY
(Bed & Breakfast,
Self-Catering and Farm)
IN and NEAR
LYDFORD, DEVON



How to reach Lydford
by Car or by Bus



What to See in Lydford
Information & Pictures

Lydford Church
Lydford Castle
Lydford Gorge & Its Events

Information about the Nearby Towns:
Okehampton     Tavistock

Beautiful Dartmoor
Some of the Very Fine Scenery
Military-Firing Calendar

(or freephone 08-004-584-868)

And, Do Not Forget
Other Places to Visit
Easily Accessible from Lydford


Books, Leaflets, Articles:
Lydford   Dartmoor   Devon

Tourism Information
for South West England


The Ilfracombe-Plymouth Cycle Route
Map of that Cycle Route
Descriptive Details of that Cycle Route

Future Events In Lydford

Web-Sites of Major Towns & Cities
Okehampton     Tavistock
Exmouth     Torbay
Exeter     Plymouth

Other Villages and Small Towns
in Devon
Gulworthy     Others     More General

 


THE HISTORY OF LYDFORD
AND GENERAL INFORMATION



Lydford AD 870-1066,
as an Anglo-Saxon Town
and Silver-Penny-Minting Centre


Lydford Penny Lydford Penny
An Anglo-Saxon Lydford Silver Penny
Enlarged View

Career-Routes
of the Lydford Mint-Masters


Lydford Pennies
in the Stockholm Coin Museum


The Viking Attack
on Lydford in AD 997
The Plaque on a Stone Pillar in Lydford that 
       Commemmorates the Viking Attack in AD997
as described in
'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle')


Books and Articles
about the Anglo-Saxons


The Devon Archaeological Society

Mr Antony Michell's 1940s
boyhood in Lydford


Commemoration on 25 March 2008
for Capt Nigel Hunter (MC & Bar)
who died in action in the First World War


On Line Maps of
Towns and Localities


Telephone Number Search & Codes

Railway Timetables & Heritage Rail

News from the BBC

News from Channel 4 TV

Check Your Postal-Code Area
for Flooding, Subsidence, Radon ...


For Local Food Producers & Suppliers,
including Farmers' Markets

General Information
Regulation Handbook

Search the Internet
using www.google.co.uk


 



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Copyright (including all photographs:
D W and A P Palmer, 1999-2011
D W Palmer, 2012, 2013, 2014



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