Welcome to West Down

The Village

West Down is a vibrant village located in North Devon in the South West of England (Latitude 51.1611, Longitude 4.1239).

The towns of Ilfracombe and Braunton are equidistant at 4 miles to the north and the south of the village which provide some of the services necessary to support parishioners (i.e. doctors, lawyers, dentists, secondary schools etc.) and further to the south (at around 10 miles) is the large market town of Barnstaple.

It is in close proximity to four beautiful sandy beaches at Woolacombe (approx 5 miles) along with Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton Sands which are all approximately 7 miles.

The West Down Parish Council is within North Devon District and Devon County Council.

To read more about West Down please visit the ‘About the Village‘ page.

About the Website

West Down website is created for, and run by the residents of West Down.  It has been developed by a sub committee of the Parish Hall and it is intended that there will be a small management group which will oversee the site, content and future developments.

Its’ purpose is to inform the locals of what is going on in this busy village and to tell the world outside what we have to offer.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library visits West Down Square approximately every 4 weeks on a Thursday from 10.20 to 10.50 am.

The dates for 2017 are 5th Jan, 2nd Feb, 2nd March, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 22nd June, 20th July, 17th Aug, 14th Sept, 12th Oct, 9th Nov, 7th Dec.



Above is the ‘new’ Village postcard that is available from the West Down Community Shop.



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