Blackawton

Blackawton is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 647. Blackawton is a major part of the West Dart electoral ward. The ward's population at the 2011 census was 1,946.[1] The village is about six miles west of Dartmouth.

Blackawton

The Normandy Arms, Blackawton
Blackawton
Location within Devon
Population647 (2001 census)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTQ9
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50.345820°N 3.681350°W / 50.345820; -3.681350
Parish church of St Michael

The church is 15th-century, with a Norman baptismal font and a well-preserved rood screen.

Blackawton has hosted an annual worm charming competition since 1980.

There is one pub in Blackawton, The George Inn.

The village runs its own village shop and post office, all run by volunteers.

In 2010 a study of bumblebee behaviour by pupils from Blackawton Primary School was accepted for publication in the Royal Society's Biology Letters journal.[2][3]