Buckfast is a small village near Buckfastleigh in Teignbridge district, Devon, England, on the bank of the River Dart.[1] It is the home of Buckfast Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery, which gave its name to Buckfast Tonic Wine, originally made there.

Buckfast Abbey and Methodist Church

Buckfast is in the civil parish of Buckfastleigh, which has a town council.[2]

There is a Methodist chapel, built in 1881, which is used for joint Anglican and Methodist services every Sunday.[3]

The village has a co-educational Roman Catholic primary school, St Mary's Catholic Primary School.[4]

There were woollen mills in the village, powered by the River Dart. A large mill was taken over in the 1950s by Axminster Carpets. When the company went into administration in 2013 the Abbey acquired the Mill premises.[5][6]

The village has a post office, which relocated in 2015 into the Mill Shop.[7]


  1. ^ Dyckhoff, Tom (24 April 2015). "Let's move to Buckfast and Buckfastleigh, Devon". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Home page". Buckfastleigh Town Council. Retrieved 8 August 2016. The historic mill town of Buckfastleigh and the neighbouring abbey village of Buckfast ...
  3. ^ "Buckfast Methodist Church". Methodist Heritage. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ "home page". St Mary's Catholic Primary School. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  5. ^ "1,000 years of business at Buckfast where the latest focus is on new jobs for factory site". Western Morning News. 15 August 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Buckfast Spinning Mill". Abandoned Britain. November 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  7. ^ Ware, Ginny (19 October 2015). "Buckfast boasts a new bigger and brighter Post Office thanks to the local Abbey". Herald Express. Archived from the original on 20 October 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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