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The Burrington Oak

The Village Band - Burrington

Burrington is the home of an oak tree believed to be more than 400 years old. The oak, mentioned in a Civil War report of a skirmish between royalists and roundheads, has many stories to tell. It’s been a focal point of a centuries-old coaching route, a hiding place for 1920s children, and the subject of a play. It’s the symbol and heart of the village.

Beaford Arts and Tongues of Fire will be working with the village to build another tree, made from recycled materials and found objects celebrating the agricultural traditions of Burrington, and marking the new developments for Burrington’s next generation at the primary school.

Join us on Saturday 10th October, in an evening of processions, music and family fun in some of Burrington’s beautiful open spaces as the new tree meets the old oak.

This event is FREE

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Burrington Parish Website

Please note, there is only limited parking available in Burrington village

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Burrington Church

Holy Trinity Church was built between 1150 and 1550 by the Abbot of Tavistock Abbey and cared for by those Benedictine monks until Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries. The architect John Haywood extensively restored the building in 1869.

The first incumbent was installed in 1277.

Shot, which can be seen in the heavy medieval oak door, is said to be the result of Cromwell's muskets.

Burrington is in the Deanery of Chulmleigh and Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, in the Diocese of Exeter.

Timetable of Events

Saturday 10th October

  • 5pm - Church bells ring to open the event
  • 5.30pm - Processions around the village begin
  • 7.15pm - Music and food in the Village Hall
  • 9.15pm - Informal music in the pub