Upcoming Meetings

Finance Meeting

The Amory Centre - TBA

Planning Meeting

The Amory Centre - TBA

Town Council Meeting 

Town Hall - TBA

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01769 572501 Mon-Fri 9-5

125 East St. South Molton, EX36 3BU

South Molton

Town Council

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South Molton is situated on the South side of Exmoor with beauty spots on Exmoor such as Tarr Steps, Porlock and Exford only a few miles from our town. Exmoor has been granted a dark sky status and on a clear night the stars are incredible sight.

Exeter is about 35 miles away, Barnstaple 12 miles and the North Devon beaches are about 25 miles away.


South Molton is steeped in history and has a heritage trail. Leaflets explaining the trail can be purchased from our museum situated next to the Pannier Market entrance.

The museum is another priceless asset that the town has to offer and admission is free.


South Molton has an eclectic mix of shops, most of which are unique to South Molton, and several cafes and tea shops to provide you with sustenance and hospitality.


We are very proud of our town which is one of a very small of real market towns left in the country. Market Days at South Molton are on Thursday and Saturday. The livestock market is also on a Thursday, which is situated in the centre of the town, becomes a hive of activity.


South Molton once a thriving wool producing area, is still the centre of a large agricultural hinterland with local farmers bringing their sheep and cattle to the market to be sold.


Exert taken from South Molton Town Guide, Author: Cllr David Goodman.

Local Leisure & Culture

Local Clubs

South Molton Meddlers

The South Molton Meddlers are a voluntary group that are dedicated to improving the appearance of the town.

We are backed by the Town Council and meet every Monday outside the Pannier Market at 9.30am. We remove weeds, ivy on the walls, clean signs, paint bollards, litter bins and railings. We also try to respond to customer requests when possible. If you would like to join us please do!

Just bring yourself, as tools and materials are provided by the Council.

Contact Brian McGovern 01769 573541

Swimming Pool

Please pop along to the South Molton Swimming Pool, it's an important resource for the town and as they say

"if you don't use, you lose it!"