Welcome to Holcombe Rogus

Welcome to the Holcombe Rogus village website.  We are a small, friendly community of about 500 people situated on the Devon-Somerset border in a beautiful rural location close to the Blackdown Hills.  If you live in Holcombe Rogus or are thinking of visiting us then this site is for you. Our most notable landmark is the privately-owned Holcombe Court, possibly the finest Tudor house in England, situated next to the fine Medieval church. We also have a thriving pub, The Prince of Wales, a Primary School, Post Office and a small shop and garage. Nearby attractions include the Grand Western Canal and National Trust properties Knightshayes Court and Killerton.

A website for the Holcombe Rogus community

I want to include as much information as possible about what's going on in and around the village. If you live here and have something you'd like to share, you can open a contact form by clicking the tab on the left or send me an email at webmaster@holcombe-rogus.info. You can also keep up to date by following us on Twitter @HolcombeRogus. I will be tweeting every time I add something new to the site so you need never be out of touch with what's happening. Richard Hussey, Webmaster

Dates for your diary:

Holcombe Rogus Fete, Saturday July 1.

Want to help? Contact Kevin Whitchurch 07973 414610, kevin.whitchurch@mac.com


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15 thoughts on “Welcome to Holcombe Rogus”

    1. Hi Megan,
      Thanks for your comment. I’m happy to include the school newsletter and to post anything of interest from community groups.


    1. It’s a WordPress site with an installed theme (one of the free ones). These are not hard to set up if you have reasonable IT skills.

  1. Holcombe Rogus gives one hope for the future and survival of mankind. Peaceful and serene. One might expect to round the corner of 16th street and bump into Margaret Rutherford. Also notable is the exceptional British painter Tim Hayward. I would certainly live in this enchanted village if I could.

    Eldon Slick –
    Rabbit Run Ranch
    TUCSON, Arizona Territory.

  2. It’s great to see comments from far and wide…Tuscon, Arizona no less. Also good to hear that the reputation of Tim Hayward goes beyond national boundaries to global status.

  3. Hello I am commenting on behalf of my granddad, (Freddie browne) who was an ex evacuee for three and a half years he lived in steers house with miss Brewer. He went to school and was first taught by a miss berry until he moved on to a bigger school in the village and was taught by miss robins. A close friend of his in the village was John Curslake who had the garage, he also sang in the church choir regularly. He often talks about his experiences in Holcombe Rogus, as it is a very special place to him.

  4. Hello folks!

    I’m tracing my family tree. I thought I was Welsh-Irish but half of the Welsh side had its roots in Somerset and Devon.

    I have just got back as far as Moses Chorley who married Amy or Amiah Sanders (or Saunders) in St Peters Exeter Cathedral 14 September 1722. Their residence was given as Holcombe Rogus.

    They had a son, also Moses. Their grandson William Chorley was a publican at The Rock House Inn, Waterrow, Chipstable, Somerset, and William’s daughter Sarah Chorley married Robert Jones…

  5. Hello my name is paula Rowley, I am the granddaughter of Charlie and Amy Broomfield who used to live at 48 the Twitchen cottages, my grandad used to do the fire in the Prince of Wales Inn (pub). He as my grandma have passed away now my granddad charlie, is laid to rest in the church in the village my mum passed away nearly four yrs ago now and is also with my grandfather, I was hoping to come vists them soon in fact in a about 4/5 weeks time and would like to know if there is a b&b or a hotel in the village, to stay for 2 or 3 nights. I spent so many good days there when I was a youngster, I miss it so much . Thankyou
    Pauline. So my aunt you phiylis helped in the post office that was and my uncle jack lived just down Rd from grandad.
    Thankyou yourso hopefully paula Rowley.

  6. Is there any books on Holcombe ancestry that can be purchased and sent to Canada. The Holcombes Devon Village. Please let me know by email

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