- South Molton is situated on the River Mole, a tributary to the
River Taw, with attractive wooded dells and footpaths.
Set between the hills of Exmoor and the pastureland of mid-Devon,
South Molton is an ideal location for a market town.
It is well worth a visit and has many interesting features, such as
the Town Hall where the museum is housed on the ground floor. This
holds an excellent collection of pewter and a comprehensive history
of mining on Exmoor.
- The museum is open Mid-March to November except for Sundays and
Mondays. Entry is free.
South Molton also has a covered pannier market and an elegant Old
Market House with a fine view of the Square. The town has become
well known as a centre for antiques and also for its annual sheep
market, which takes place in August and dates back to 1357. South Molton is set on a south facing slope of Exmoor between
the raw hills and rich rolling pasture country of central eastern
Devon, a natural market centre. The focus of the town is the
elongated town square running east to west.
- The church of St.Mary Magdalene is like a small cathedral. In
the middle ages it was made a bishopric, but no bishop was ever
appointed. An unusual attraction is Quince Honey Farm, west of the
town centre. Through glass screens visitors can observe the world of
the honey bee.
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