Appledore, Northam, Westward Ho!
Churches in the Community
ST MARGARET’S CHURCH, NORTHAM
WINS HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND
St Margaret’s Church, Northam has received
initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for
urgent roof and ceiling repairs to improve the building
for community use, it was announced today. The project
aims to replace the majority of the ageing roof and
ceiling to ensure the future of the church building,
preserving its heritage and history and making it a
warmer and more welcoming place to improve it as a
centre for even more community activities.
Thanks to National Lottery players, development funding
of £25,600 has been awarded to help St Margaret’s Church
progress their plans to apply for a full grant at a
is a village at
the mouth of the River Torridge. Features include Appledore Shipbuilders, a
lifeboat slipway and local Ice Cream brand, Hocking's.
There are many galleries and Appledore is well-known for its Arts
in Devon is north of Bideford and close to Appledore and Westward
Ho!. It is believed to be the site of an Anglo-Saxon castle where Hubba the
Dane attacked Devon and was repelled by Alfred the Great or by the Earl of
Devon. Northam Burrows are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the
Royal Devon Golf Club is the oldest in England.
St Margaret’s Anglican Church
has been here for at least seven centuries
and an earlier church on this same place since Norman times.
See Church History
is famous for for its unique name which comes from the title of Charles
Kingsley's novel Westward Ho! (1855), which was set in nearby Bideford. Its
beach is a wonderful place to surf and kite surf. Lifeguards patrol in the