WOOLSERY

AKA

WOOLFARDISWORTHY

a village with two names

woolsery local garage kennerland cross looking towards woolsery woolsery high street
 

holy trinity church woolsery

Holy Trinity Church, Woolfardisworthy
The south side of the tower, showing the staircase. Pevsner says that this external staircase design is uncommon in North Devon, but it is seen further South

 
MAP WOOLSERY AREA
GENUKI WALFARDISWORTHY
WELCOME TO WOOLSERY
PRIMARY SCHOOL
COMMUNITY HALL
BUSINESSES AND SERVICES
GHOSTLY GOINGS ON?
AT THE FARMERS ARMS
WHAT'S ON APRIL TO JUNE
WHAT'S ON JULY TO SEPT.
WHAT'S ON OCT. TO DEC.
GARDENS 2008
NORTH DEVON GALLERY
NORTH DEVON EVENTS

Woolfardisworthy West to give the village its correct title, but we think Woolsery is a little more friendly.

‘Woolsery’ is merely the dialect contraction  of ‘Woolfardisworthy’, itself an Anglicisation of the Saxon ‘Wulfheard’s homestead’, denoting the fact that the village was probably originally founded in 680 when the Saxon Abbot Wulfheard of Crediton was granted two manors – this village, and a smaller one with the same name near Crediton.

Woolsery is set within unspoiled rolling North Devon countryside with wonderful coastlines and country walks, and has a heritage going back to the Doomsday book and beyond. The heart of the village was built around the Norman Church and has grown over time into a thriving community with something for everyone. Our Village School is one of the best in the area, and we have a pre-school group know as Sunflowers. We hold annual events that the whole village gets involved in such as the Woolsery Street Fair, The Weekend of Gardens and the Woolsery show, as well as various local Clubs and Societies to suit all ages, many of which are held at our award winning Community Hall.

 

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