Buckland Monachorum Parish Council

The parish of Buckland Monachorum is located between Plymouth and Tavistock about 10 miles north of Plymouth city centre and on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park within the Borough of West Devon. The parish has five villages within its boundaries, Yelverton, Clearbrook, Crapstone, Milton Combe and of course Buckland Monachorum. Part of the parish falls within the National Park and the rest of it is within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Parish has many notable features such as Buckland Abbey the home of Sir Francis Drake now owned by the National Trust, the Garden House, and an old wartime airfield at 'Harrowbeer' Yelverton.

The parish council was formed just over 100 years ago and has 12 members. The Council meet on the third Tuesday in every month except August when there is no meeting and in December when it is brought forward a week. The council also regularly meet to consider planning applications. Normally this is every fortnight but depends if any applications have been received. The dates and locations of all meeting are published on this site and on all parish notice boards.

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Parish Clerk's Annual Leave


Please note that from MONDAY 8TH AUGUST the Parish Clerk will be on leave until TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER.

Should your enquiry be URGENT you can contact either Cllr Wood at or Cllr Fowler on and they will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Burials enquiries should be directed to Becky Hadfield at Tavistock Cemetery on 01822 612799 or email her at

All other enquiries should be emailed to the Clerk and will be dealt with upon their return.

Thank you for your understanding




The Neighbourhood Plan

The Buckland Monachorum Parish Neighbourhood Plan web site can be viewed using this link.

Buckland Monachorum Parish Council - Parish Clerk: Kelly Johns Office Hours: 9:30 to 15:00 Tuesday to Thursday - Tel: 01822 615893 email:

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