Thatched roofs line the old coaching road that winds into Petrockstowe from the nearby town of Hatherleigh
The Village of Petrockstowe or is it Petrockstow? Four roads lead into the village and the four village signs are evenly divided on the spelling. Petrockstow(e) like many Devon villages has its roots firmly set in farming, with a history that dates back to the Doomesday book. The village centres around St. Petroc's church, The Laurels inn, the chapel and village hall. The latter being built in 1977 thanks to a bequest by Ethel Baxter and was named after her. The Baxter hall has subsequently been upgraded with a grant from the national lottery fund.
Petrockstowe is mainly residential now, even the village shop has closed. There is a strong community spirit with many local clubs, societies and local events. To find more detailed information about us and any other area in the UK just go and scroll down the Locality Page and you will see the Up My Street Link where you enter the village name, you can compare with data from other parts of the UK. Also on the page you will have the opportunity to visit the Days Out site, find out what goes on at the local Clay Works and many other sites of local interest. Now take a look at the History page to find more about the history of the village and links to Local History and Family History sites