RIP Bryant `BJ ' Sanders.
A true son of Kingsnympton, with a family history in the village (through his mother's family - the Hullands of Huxford Farm) going back to the 17th century.
Everyone has their memories of BJ, but I will remember him as someone who loved North Devon traditions and characters despite (or probably because of) their eccentricities and foibles.
Here he is, with his brother Roland, in an interview I did with them in the pub about a year ago - remembering the formidable women of the village when he was growing up - some of the stories are a bit risqué, but told with affection and a twinkle in the eye!! More clips here.
Welcome to the Community Website for Kingsnympton 
Whether you are a local or a visitor, this is the place to find information about the village and surroundings, and an insight into the community.

Maybe you're moving into the area and would like to introduce yourselves or find out about what's going on in the community. Maybe you need a specialist in a particular area of work. You can find this and much more in our pages and directory listings.


To help you to become more sustainable we're got a section on lowering your environmental impact - including recycling everything from bubble wrap to laptops and buying from local independent shops

If you are visiting the village we have extremely informative sections on the local historyplaces to eat and places to sleep! You can even take a tour of our virtual village to explore before you get here!

Many of the recommendations are based on personal preferences - so if there are eateries, days out or tradespeople you think we should be featuring, do let us know. The same goes for what's ons and important notices for the `Latest Information' box at the top of the page.

Much of the information here was written by John Barnes, who set up the original site. But there are always new aspects to village life that we should reflect, so if you feel there is anything missing just get in touch.

Also, check out, follow and contribute to our Community Facebook Group

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Martin Pailthorpe       
 website co-ordinator