Rackenford is a large North Devon parish, covering 4000 acres of high ground below Exmoor and between Tiverton (8 miles) and South Molton (10 miles). About 300 of the total population of 400 live in the small village of Rackenford itself and the very small hamlet of Creacombe. Both are ringed by farms, and agriculture is still the largest single source of employment. Unlike so many small villages, we still have our school, our village shop and a social club, and this site gives you information on all of our organisations. We also maintain a strong tradition of village events. You can discover the Easter Egg hunt on Rackenford Common, the November 5th bonfire, the Garden Club's spring and autumn shows to name a few. A truly great village with a vibrant community!
The thatched Stag Inn, with its cobbled tunnel through which sheep used to be driven into the yard while their owners refreshed themselves after market, is literally, and usually socially, at the centre of the parish. Sadly it has been closed since September 2016 when the last tenants were unable to reach agreement with the owner on a purchase price for the site as a whole. An application to build a house on the area of the hall and beer garden had been turned down on appeal earlier that year. It is now for sale and Rackenford residents live in hope of the return of beer, good food, skittles and a variety of community events.
Have you got a local event or diary date?
Just send us an email with the details to go on this section
Can you help?
We are holding an Auction of Promises and a raffle to raise money for a new classroom for Rackenford School. It will be held on Friday May 12th at 7 pm for an 8 pm start at Rackenford Club. Any pledges, raffle prizes or donations would be gratefully received by Helen Hyland, 01884881386 or by email here Schedules will be available in the shop two weeks before the event and if you wish to put in a bid prior to the auction, please do!
We do hope you will be able to come and support us and look forward to seeing you there. Thank you! Helen