about two and a half miles North of Cullompton nowadays although,
until five years ago, I lived in the pretty village of Plymtree
about the same distance away but towards the south east of the town.
so many people in these parts my family moved into Devon from outside
the county – in our case from Norfolk where we’d spent many busy,
told, we’ve lived in and around Cullompton for seventeen years and
can truthfully say we have had no regrets. It has become our town.
what's this place like?
the first thing that has to be said is that it is its own town and
not a part of Tiverton or a suburb of Exeter.
sits comfortably between the two in the delightful Culm valley,
with its farms and gently rolling hills, close to the busy M5 motorway
and only a skip and a jump from the Somerset county boundary.
unlike many of the older local folk, I never knew Cullompton before
it became so intimately associated with this major highway.
love to have lived here before the road was constructed because
this is a town with a long and proud history that harks back to
uncluttered roads and country lanes and a gentle, peaceful lifestyle.
lovely old buildings
Hotel in one of the town's beautiful old sixteenth century
has an ancient market place and some beautiful half timbered and
tudor looking buildings.
a great lover of history, these things appeal to me.
But this fine, old town doesn’t just dwell on its ancient
a lively, bustling place with many notable amenities. There are numerous
sporting facilities, a busy commercial life, excellent health care,
a rich variety of housing, a beautiful parish church, good educational
facilities and several pleasant hostelries.
a progressive place with a lively interest in the future.
and new face of Cullompton
obvious that Cullompton is not about to sit on its backside and
let the rest of the world go by. It wants and demands a healthy
civic future with up to the minute amenities.
Andrew's Church dominating the Cullompton skyline
development of the town centre is just one of the topics of local
its bounds there are a number of large housing developments springing
up and this puts increasing the pressure on the current services.
These matters keep our local representatives pretty busy I can tell