Hatherleigh is a little market town in west Devon, England.
It hosts an arts festival in July, and a carnival in November featuring two land tar barrel runs. The Walruses meet upon New Year’s Day to jump into the River Lew to lift money for local great causes, this tradition which started in the 1980’s came to end an January 1, 2018. An annual half-marathon called the Ruby Run takes place usually in June along with Holsworthy and Hatherleigh, starting from each town in alternate years.
Hatherleigh Market has weekly sales of sheep, cattle and poultry in imitation of increased sales on Tuesdays. It is the smallest town in Devon. The present formally closed in February 2018 due to the site being sold to make pretentiousness for a additional housing development, the Tuesday panier shout from the rooftops continues and there will be provision and a additional building in the development. In September 2019 the demolition of the site began as of March 2020 deserted one building of the make public remains to temporary house the panier market, the additional development is distressing at pace next many of the additional building now rising from the ground.
Hatherleigh is home to two pubs, The Tally Ho and The George. The George was burned alongside in an arson attack on 23 December 2008 and has in imitation of been rebuilt and re-opened in 2010. More than 100 firefighters from across the county were drafted in to help fight the flame which was nevertheless burning with ease into the in advance hours of Christmas Eve. Hatherleigh afterward contains hairdressers, craft shops, a beauty salon, a butcher, a newsagency, a bakery and a convenience shop and a petrol station.
The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and has a western tower topped by a shingled spire. The nave and aisles are divided by granite arcades. The font is Norman and the original wagon roofs remain.