Welcome to South Pool

South Pool

The Parish of South Pool is in the South Hams area of South Devon and sits to the east of the Kingsbridge/Salcombe Estuary. It is bounded by Waterhead Creek, South Pool Creek and Frogmore Creek to the West, Frogmore and Sherford Parish to the North, and Chivelstone parish to the South and East. South Pool Parish lies within the area of South Hams District Council. 

Within the Parish there are several distinct areas. At the centre is the main village. To the west is the area of Scoble, leading out to Scoble Point opposite Salcombe; to the north-west is Halwell – a settlement standing in grounds and woods now owned by the National Trust; to the north of the Parish lies North Pool, and to the south is the area of Wilton, centred on Wilton farm.

South Pool CottagesAround 200 people live in the parish, which boasts a 13th Century Church and The Millbrook Inn both of which are open all year. The Village also has a refurbished and well-equipped Village Hall, which is frequently used for Village events, and a pontoon on South Pool Creek where boats can be moored while visitors explore the Village. Several footpaths and permitted paths cross the Parish.

South Pool has an active Parish Council, with seven Councillors who meet each month. The Parochial Church Council meets regularly to run the Church, the South Pool History Society explores the history of the surrounding area, and a Charitable Trust has ownership of areas of land which have been donated for the benefit of the Parish.

South Pool CreekSouth Pool is host to many events throughout the year. As well as the events at the Village Hall, there are celebrations at Easter – culminating in the famous duck race! The Church Fête is held in August; cricket matches are held during the summer, and an annual yacht race starts and finishes at South Pool pontoon.

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