The definition of a traditional rural town

A town famed for its busy Tuesday market, Hatherleigh is a town that has prospered for generations thanks to its links to agriculture and the woollen trade.

Roman remains on the outskirts of the town indicate that the town has been settled for hundreds of years; the oldest building in Hatherleigh is its parish church, which dates predominantly to the 15th century but retains some Norman elements. Several of the town’s thatched and cob houses are also dated to the 15th century.

The town has a strong sense of community, with numerous events and clubs. Hatherleigh Carnival in November sees flaming barrels dragged down the steep high street on a sled, while the Hatherleigh Arts Festival each July sees musical performances, arts, crafts and more.