Postcode: EX39 1QD

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Backfield is a street in the settlement of Northam governed by Northam Civil Parish council which is within the electoral area of Appledore Ward in the administration area of Torridge District Council within Devon County Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Backfield is located 179.71 miles West from the centre of London, 6.19 miles West from the centre of Barnstaple, 36.68 miles North West from the centre of Exeter and 40.74 miles South from the centre of Swansea.

Backfield is approximately 0.20 miles from the coastal tidal high water mark) and is metres above sea level


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Postcodes for Backfield

EX39 1QD
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Nearby Telephone Area Codes

Area Code: 01237 - Bideford
Area Code: 01271 - Barnstaple
Area Code: 01805 - Great Torrington

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Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

The Waterside - appledore
The Waterside is a holiday home set in Appledore in the Devon Region and is 10 km from Barnstaple. The unit is 18 km from Ilfracombe. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.
Address:, EX39 1LU, Appledore
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£187
Lavender Cottage - appledore
Lavender Cottage is a holiday home situated in Appledore in the Devon Region and is 10 km from Barnstaple. The unit is 18 km from Ilfracombe. The kitchen has an oven and a toaster and there is a private bathroom.
Address:, EX39 1QQ, Appledore nr. Bideford
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£99.33
Sandpipers - appledore
Sandpipers offers accommodation in Appledore, 10 km from Barnstaple and 18 km from Ilfracombe. The property boasts views of the city and is 35 km from Bude. The unit fitted with a kitchen with an oven and toaster.
Address:, EX39 1PW, Appledore nr. Bideford
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£87.33
The Mount - appledore
The Mount is a holiday home set in Appledore in the Devon Region and is 10 km from Barnstaple. The unit is 18 km from Ilfracombe. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A TV is available.
Address:, EX39, Appledore Bideford
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£82.5
Sheerwater - appledore
Sheerwater is a holiday home set in Appledore, 10 km from Barnstaple. The unit is 18 km from Ilfracombe. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen. A TV is featured.
Address:, EX39, Appledore
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£70.33

Local Council Details

Within the area of Torridge District
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Riverbank House
EX39 2QG
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Telephone Number: 01237 428 700
County Council: Devon County
Within the electoral area of Appledore Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Torridge and West Devon
The Member of Parliament is Cox, Geoffrey
Within the area of Northam Civil Parish Council

Water and Drainage Details

South West Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Backfield

Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01020275
Ons Area Name:Torridge 001A
Average Age : 47.67
Population: 1309.00
Male Population: 644.00 (49.2%)
Female Population: 665.00 (50.8%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 25 (1.91%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
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The beat areas of Northam, Appledore, Westward Ho! and Hartland encompass the rural villages around Bideford.

The North Torridge Coastal area. 

Westward Ho! was named after a book by Charles Kingsley and is famous for its 2 miles of sandy beach where surfers enjoy the breaks and Pebble Ridge which is rebuilt each year to protect the Burrows from the sea.

The village of Appledore lies just along the coast from Westward Ho! and is also popular with tourists who visit each year to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and many festivals that are run, including annual book & music festivals.

Northam encompasses Appledore and Westward Ho! to Form the Northam Town Council, who's Chambers are located in Windmill lane Northam.

The Hartland Rural Beat Area covered by PCSO's, John McGovern and Liz Rendle is very large. It begins with the commercial side of Westward Ho! extending west to the Cornish border at Welcombe Cross encompassing Abbotsham, Horns Cross, Bucks Cross, Clovelly, Hartland and Welcombe before returning east through Meddon to Powlers Piece and then on to Buckland Brewer taking in Woolsery, Parkham, Littleham and Landcross. As the name implies it is a largely rural area with its own unique demands.

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Telephone: 101
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Location details

Location Details


OS Reference: 246370, 130235
OS Grid Reference: SS464302
Latitude and Longitude: 51.05035202981, -4.1921047138889
Approximate distance to the Coast: 0.20 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Backfield

Map Number: 180
Map Name: Barnstaple and Ilfracombe
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Barnstaple Rail Station is 9.48 Kilometers away (5.89 miles)
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station is 12.42 Kilometers away (7.72 miles)
Umberleigh Rail Station is 15.94 Kilometers away (9.9 miles)
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station is 19.98 Kilometers away (12.41 miles)

Nearest Airports

Swansea Airport is 62.01 Kilometers away
Exeter International Airport is 65.19 Kilometers away
Plymouth City Airport is 70.15 Kilometers away
Cardiff International Airport is 71.10 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Appledore Ferry Landing is 0.38 Kilometers away
Instow Ferry Landing is 0.79 Kilometers away
Bideford Ferry Landing is 3.65 Kilometers away
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing is 18.69 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Backfield is approximately 23.64 miles from the A30

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M5 J27/A361/A38 - 60.60 Km Away
Junction: M5 J28/A373/B3181 - 60.67 Km Away
Junction: M4 J37/A4229 - 62.42 Km Away

Health Clinics

Northam Surgery
Northam Surgery, Bay View Road, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX391AZ
Distance: 2.11 Kilometers
Telephone: 01237 474994
Wooda Surgery
The Wooda Surgery, Clarence Wharf, Barnstaple Street, Bideford, Devon, EX394AU
Distance: 3.72 Kilometers
Telephone: 01237 471071
Bideford Medical Centre
Bideford Medical Centre, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, Devon, EX393AF
Distance: 3.97 Kilometers
Telephone: 01237 476363
Fremington Medical Centre
Fremington Medical Centre, Beards Farm, Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX312NT
Distance: 5.47 Kilometers
Telephone: 01271 376655
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Appledore Library

The Quay, Appledore, EX391QS
Distance: 0.19 Miles
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Northam Library

Fore Street, Northam, EX391AW
Distance: 1.18 Miles
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Bideford Library

New Road, Bideford, EX392HR
Distance: 2.42 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions


Attraction Name: North Devon Maritime Museum
Distance: 0.64 (km)


Attraction Name: Instow Signal Box
Distance: 1.71 (km)


Attraction Name: Tapeley Park Gardens
Distance: 1.85 (km)

Country Park

Attraction Name: Northam Burrows Country Park
Distance: 1.99 (km)

Nearest Schools

Appledore Community Primary School

Distance: 0.33 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Richmond Road, Appledore, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1PF
Telephone: (01237) 474365

St Margaret's Church of England (Aided) Junior School

Distance: 1.79 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Seaview Road, Morwenna Park, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1EL
Telephone: (01237) 473569

St George's Church of England (VA) Infant and Nursery School

Distance: 1.82 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Jackets Lane, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1HT
Telephone: (01237) 477262

Instow Community Primary School

Distance: 1.95 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Rectory Lane, Instow, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4LU
Telephone: (01271) 860545

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 2.1
Median Speed: 2.2
Maximum Speed: 3.4
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 24
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