Chagford is a delightful, unspoilt market town on the slopes above the River Teign, where fishing, walking and other outdoor pursuits are very popular. The pepper pot market house dominates the square in the town centre. There are many interesting shops including arts, crafts and antiques along with two long-established ironmongers. There is a local inn that is believed to be haunted by the cavalier poet, Sydney Godolphin, killed by Roundheads in 1642.
Chagford is an ancient stannary town that has the tinners’ symbol consisting of three conjoined rabbits, located in the 15th-century church of St Michael. Fulling and tucking mills were closed in 1848, but the late 19th-century rector, George Hayter-Haymes, encouraged tourism with technological innovations. Chagford was the first town to receive electricity west of London.
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