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The Villages would like to welcome you to this

COWLEY is a small hamlet on the Exeter side of the A377
and is situated looking towards Exeter with fine views of the
River Exe.

UPTON PYNE is a small unspoilt village on the north slope
of the wooded clump of Pynes Hill. The churchyard looks
north to the hills of Raddon, Cadbury, and Christ Cross, over
a placid countryside of fertile red sandstone. It has been said
that at any time of the year this is one of the most satisfying
views in all Devon. This piece of country between Pynes Hill
and Raddon must have been open in the Bronze Age, as four
barrows of that period are found in it, three near Stevenstone
Farm and one at No Man's Cross.
Upton Pyne is a very rural community, with two working
farms set in the middle of the village.

This is a lively community and there are plenty of
opportunities for involvement by every age group.

         We are lucky enough to have an active
         church in both villages:

         There is historical evidence of the existence of a
         church in Upton Pyne in 1264, but its exact
             whereabouts is uncertain. The present church was
             consecrated on 26th September 1328 by Bishop
             Grandisson, the last of the great bishops responsible
             for the rebuilding of Exeter Cathedral.

             Priest in Charge            Rev Douglas Dettmer,
             Tel: 860332                 The Rectory,
Exeter EX

          Assoc Member                   Rev Richard Potter
          Tel: 851386                    The Vicarage
Newton St Cyres

Church Wardens
Jenny Hanson
Tel: 851295

             PCC Hon Sec                 Ruth Saltmarsh
             PCC Hon Treasurer           Jenny Hanson
             Electoral Roll Officer      Dr Tom Clarke

Actually, the Chapel of St Antony in Egypt – a desert hermit
of the 4th century – designed by Rhode Hawkins, built in
1867 and consecrated in May 1868. Its site had been given
in 1866 by the daughters of Joseph Shepherd, the then owner
of Cowley Place.

Priest in Charge            Rev Douglas Dettmer,
Tel: 860332                 The Rectory,
Exeter EX
Assoc Member        Rev Richard Potter
Tel: 851386         The Vicarage
Newton St Cyres

Church Wardens      Clive Rendle
Tel: 257389

              PARISH COUNCIL

         The Parish Council meets monthly at 7,30pm
         on the second Monday of the month in the
         Village Hall
         The Council consists of five Councillors from
         Upton Pyne and three from Cowley.
         Members of the general public are welcome
         to attend any Council meetings.

         Chairman                  Mr Bob Short
                                   Tel: 840089

         Clerk                     Mrs Jacqui Ward
                                   Tel: 851918

         Upton Pyne Councillors are,
         Bob Short ( Chair),
         Marie Taylor,
         Ed Rogers,
         Pam Keen,
          Nick Taverner,
          and Stewart Wass.

          Cowley Councillors are,
          Hugh Evans,
          Clive Smith,
          Tony Jackson

          Footpath Warden     Edward Rodgers
                         Tel: 07717 845184

           Tree Warden             Nick Baker
                              Tel: 851634


Chairman               Bill Hitchcock
                             Tel: 841676

Booking Secretaries Peggy Knight
                          Tel: 841406
Cheryl Mitchell           Tel:841828

Equipment Hire         Tony Hazard
                            Tel: 841692

In 1960 the Village residents raised money in order to build
the current Village Hall. It is has recently been upgraded and
for the disabled, has full access, a loo and a hearing aid loop.
There is a fully functional kitchen, and a central heating
system. The Hall has many village events held at it and it is
available for private hire at a cost of £8.00 per hour.

Yoga, Whist evenings and Line Dancing are among many of
the publicly-run events in the Hall.

There is a large car park for use by patrons of the Village

         SOCIAL CLUB

         The Upton Pyne Social Club is the oldest working
         man’s club in the country. It is now open, every
         evening except Wednesday evenings, to one-and-all
         with a membership charge of £2 per year.

         Chairman           Mike Leach
                       Tel: 841552

         Art Club

         The Club is run by Pat Brookes, Tel: 841202
         and Ros Rowlerson, Tel: 861205
        The Club meets weekly on Thursday
        afternoons in Upton Pyne Village Hall from
        September to Easter.


Buses go daily (Monday— Friday) into Exeter,
leaving Upton Pyne Post Box mid morning, returning
from Exeter Bus Station at lunch time.

In Cowley, there is a bus stop outside and opposite
Bernaville Nurseries with regular services to Exeter,
Crediton and North Devon.

Garden Club
Chairman                Veronica Clarke
                   Tel: 841530
Secretary               Ros Rowlerson
                   Tel: 861205

The Club meets on the third Monday of each month in
Upton Pyne Village Hall. The Club organises outings
and garden visits, a social evening and each year hold
the very popular Village flower show.
Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Upton Pyne on
alternate Tuesday mornings at 10.50am,
outside the Village Hall.

Rubbish /Recycling is collected every
Thursday morning.

Village magazine

Editor:          Dave Bamford

Speke Up is produced monthly and can be
delivered to your house, the cost is 25p per
month for this invaluable insight into what is
going on in the parish.

Material for publication should be sent by the
18th of the month to Karen Taverner (841252)
           or Graham Williams (841697) or by email to

 Some useful information,
 Speke Up magazine has contact details for many and varied commercial

Bernaville Nurseries, Cowley      (851326)- for all your gardening needs

Exe Valley Tea Shop, Brampford Speke (841785)—for emergency
groceries, gifts and meals

Imprint Digital, Upton Pyne (851550) - printers of short run books and

Newton St Cyres Post Office and shop

Pynes Mobile Maintenance (420203) – garden machinery, trailers,
caravans, horsebox repairs and maintenance

Upton Pyne Equestrian Centre – Seychelles Farm, Upton Pyne
(851931) provides livery, holiday livery, lessons, vet clinics and also
stocks some horse feeds.

The Lazy Toad, Brampford Speke (formerly The Aggie) Brampford
Speke (841591) - a pub/restaurant.

The Thorverton Stone Company, Upton Pyne (851822) manufacturers
of concrete mouldings.

The Three Horseshoes, Cowley (851334) —a pub/restaurant

The Three Horseshoes Filling Station, on the A377 (851419) – an
independently run petrol station with small shop
Quickes Farm, (851222) – on the Crediton Road just outside Newton St
Cyres. Award winning cheese


          Police/Fire/Ambulance               999

          Police Enquiries                    0845 2777444

          Fire Service Enquiries              01392 872200

          GAS Emergencies                     0800 111999

          Electricity Power Failure           0800 365 900

          East Devon District Council         01395 516551
          Planning                            01395 571531
          Refuse Collection                   01395 517528
          Highways                            01392 381300

          Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital     01392 411611

Brampford Speke Primary and Pre School        01392 841414
Newton St Cyres Primary                       01392 851267
                 Exeter College               01392 205222
                 Q.E. Community College       01363 773401
Bus Times     0871 2003456

Train Times   08457 484950

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