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Coordinates: 50°20′06″N 3°56′56″W / 50.335, -3.949
Holbeton, All Saints
All Saints Church, Holbeton

Devon UK location map
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Red pog.svg Holbeton shown within Devon
Population 1,402 [1]
Parish Holbeton
District South Hams
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PLYMOUTH
Postcode district PL8
Dialling code 01752
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament East Devon
List of places: UK • England • Devon

Holbeton is a civil parish and village located 9 miles south east of Plymouth in the South Hams district of Devon, England. Historically it formed part of Ermington Hundred. To the east of the village is an Iron age enclosure or hill fort known as Holbury.

Holbeton is a considerable village set back from the wooded shores of the River Erme estuary.

Historic estatesEdit

The banks of the Erme are lined with country houses, including:


Flete House - - 670656

Flete House, the seat of the Barons Mildmay of Flete

Flete House is situated in a large park and was formerly the seat of Baron Mildmay of Flete and is now converted into apartments. Flete owes its present character to the architect Norman Shaw who remodelled it extensively from 1878 onwards. He built the great tower on the north front, rebuilt the north-west wing, and altered the interior to put in "over-rich Tudor". The house had already been remodelled in the Gothic style in 1835, and the front is all of this date.


Holbeton, Mothecombe House - - 628034

Mothecombe House, Holbeton

The estate of Mothecombe was a seat of a junior branch of the Pollexfen family of Kitley, Yealmpton.[2] The mansion house was built by John Pollexfen circa 1710-20.[3] In 1872 it was acquired by Henry Bingham Mildmay (of Barings Bank[4]) who 4 years later in 1876 also acquired Flete, in the same parish of Holbeton, the ancestral home of his wife Georgiana Bulteel, which had been sold in 1863 by her brother to an Australian sheep farmer.[5]

Holbeton todayEdit

The local primary school takes the majority of the local children. The village hall and playing fields are host to many activities including school plays, festivals, and sports events.

References Edit

  1. ^ Census, 2001
  2. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitation of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.600, pedigree of Pollexfen
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, pp.85, 581
  4. ^ Pevsner, p.450
  5. ^ Pevsner, pp.581,450
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