Hennock & Teign Village Chronicle

Published by the Hennock Village Hall Committee

300° view of Hennock from
the top of the Church Tower

© 2014 D Baker

Hennock and Teign Village

Hennock is a small Village situated 600 feet above sea level on the south side of the beautiful Teign Valley in Devon, England, it is reputed to have one of the best views in Devon. Owing to the village being constructed in a kilometre long ribbon along the contour line almost every house in the village has a view over the valley below.
Teign Village is located down the steep side of the valley, some 400 feet below Hennock. Built in 1911/12 by the quarry company to house the workers in the local quarry, nowadays it is a thriving community of some 50 houses boasting its own Social Club and Football team.

Both villages are situated within the Dartmoor National Park

On this site you will find much about the history of the Village and a listing of Activities most of which are organised by the Village Hall Committee to raise funds for the maintenance of our 700 year old Village Hall.

For what's on please check the Diary Dates Page



Keep Hennock Tidy

Have you got some spare time to give to ensure that our village stays a nice place to live?

Then please consider joining the Hennock Volunteer group.

With further cuts in Devon County Council’s budget some members of the Parish Council have set up a volunteer group to tackle jobs which would have been done by the Parish Lengthsman.  Would you like to help? If so please Contact the Clerk at clerk@hennockpc.org.uk or 01626 832336


Do you know that there is a Post Office that operates from Chudleigh Knighton Village Hall on Wednesdays from 9am – 1pm and on Fridays from 1pm – 5pm.
Unfortunately there is not enough customer activity to warrant any additional hours. Please support the Chudleigh Knighton facility to ensure the current level of service can continue, otherwise we may lose it again.


Please read the new Teignbridge Council information page from Councillor Douglas Hellier Laing

Replacement Tree Planted.


A replacement tree for the much loved Copper Beach has been planted.
Reproduced from the Mid Devon Advertiser by kind permission of Mike Taylor.

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Have you seen the page dedicated all those Hennock folk who left the Green Hills of Devon for a new life elsewhere. Did your ancestors come from Hennock? If they did and you want the fact recorded here then please let me know who they were and if known where they lived in the Village. Please Contact me via the address for the Editor on the In Touch Page.

Did you live in the village in the 1950s or 60s or earlier and can tell us what life was like then. If so please Contact me via the address for the Editor on the In Touch Page

Our War Memorial

With the centenary of the First World War upon us our War memorial page contains the names of the fallen and as much about them as I have been able to find. If you can add to our knowledge we would like to hear from you. Please contact me via the address for the Editor on the In Touch Page. I will post a notice there of any updates to the names or our knowledge of the fallen.

Do you have Local Produce for Sale or own a Local Business?

  • Villagers who have a Local Service such as Produce for sale or Gardening or Tradespeople with a service available to Locals can have a FREE 'classified' style advertisement.
  • Companies can have a larger advertisement on the site with Logos and links to their own site for just £10pa.
  • OR you could have your company on the FRONT PAGE with Logo and Name with a link to your own Web Site/Face Book/Twitter pages for just £20pa.
  • If you have a B&B in the parish and want a listing in the 'Where to Stay" page just let me know, there is no charge for Hennock and Teign Village residents.
  • Advertisements for commercial ventures will require Committee approval prior to publication.

Please contact me Derek at the address for the Editor on the In Touch Page if you want to take advantage of any of these services.

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Lighting the beacon

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Lighting the beacon

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The beacon after dark

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  • The existing Newsletter will continue to be published Quarterly. Copy as normal to Mike Taylor.
  • The Village Hall Committee plan to set up a Local History Archive in the Village Hall, do you have any Village memorabilia or ephemera that you would like to donate? Please contact Linda Harvey.
  • We will be striving to keep this web site as up to date and relevant as possible. However while the committee can continue adding items for a while, ultimately the success of the site will largely depend on contributions from you.
  • Do you have anything you can add to the web site and are willing to contribute some time to making it a reality, then please let someone on the committee know and we can discuss the possibility of taking it further.
  • Or maybe you want to contribute on a more regular basis with articles on village life or reminiscences of days gone by.
  • We are always looking for items for our Bygone Days section, what have you got in the attic that would be of interest to other villagers.
  • If you would like to talk about the village in the 40s, 50s, 60s or when you were a child then contact our roving reporter Richard Harvey and be a star in our Village Voices section.
  • If you know people who have moved away and who would like to keep in touch please let them know about the site. www.hennock.org.uk
  • New articles will be published as soon as possible after the committee has approved them for publication. This is necessary for Data Protection and compliance with our status as a registered charity.
Recent Major Updates

A new section entitled Memories Written by Villagers past and present.

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