Thorverton is located in mid Devon, England, about a mile west of the River Exe 8 miles (13 km) from Exeter city centre. It is almost centrally located between Exeter and the market towns of Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton and includes the hamlets of Yellowford and Raddon.
Thorverton has a current population of 900. The village boasts two churches, two public houses, a primary school, a doctor’s surgery, a post office and a village shop. There are many local organisations to join, such as the History Society, Art Club, Music Club, Amateur Dramatic Society, Bridge Circle, Walking, Football, Golf and Cricket Clubs. The Millennium Green provides a large open space for recreation and for walking alongside the pretty stream which runs through the centre of the village. The Recreation Ground provides a football pitch, play equipment, adult gym equipment and a wild life garden for all to enjoy. Allotments are on offer for keen gardeners too.The Memorial Hall is the hub of the village and provides a centre for entertainment, clubs, weddings, parties and even plays and pantomimes. There is a monthly Saturday Market at the Hall where a hearty big breakfast can be purchased and local produce, including meat, vegetables, cakes and bric-a-brac can be bought. A monthly local village magazine, Focus on Thorverton, is produced by volunteers and contains all you need to know about village events and is available at the post office or shop.
Local busses visit the village regularly and the nearest train stations are Exeter St David’s or Tiverton Parkway.
The National Trusts Killerton House and Gardens is nearby and is well worth a visit along with the Devon Railway Centre and Bickleigh Mills at Bickleigh.
The History of Thorverton village by Ian Stoyle
Parish Plan and Parish Maps including Boundary Map, OS Map, Footpath Map