South Molton is a small town in Devon, England. It is allocation of the North Devon local organization district. The town is on the River Mole. According to the 2001 census the civil parish of South Molton had a population of 4,093, increasing to 5,108 at the 2011 Census. The town plus has an electoral ward in imitation of the thesame name. The population of this ward at the similar census was 4,875 We have consequently the Strange situation where the town is larger than the ward.
The town was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Reform Act 1835. It retained this status as a municipal borough until 1967, when it became a rural borough in the South Molton Rural District.
South Molton is a well-built announce town trading mostly in sheep and cattle. South Molton had a railway station on the Devon Railway until 1966, when the branch parentage was finally closed. The station was described in detail in the best selling railway declaration the Country Railway. It is situated upon the southern side of Exmoor just off the North Devon join road, which in share follows the route of the railway line.