What we do


We are the Burial Authority for Moretonhampstead Parish and maintain St Andrew’s cemetery, providing facilities for the interment of coffins and ashes.

View the Cemetery rules.

View the Cemetery fees.

View the Churchyard Interment Application Form.


Organisations based in the parish and which provide services which enhance the economic, social or cultural well-being of the community of Moretonhampstead are invited to apply for a grant to the Parish Council using the form below.

Applications will be considered twice a year with deadlines for completed forms to be returned to the Council office by midnight 28th February 2022 and 31st July 2023 in hardcopy or by email.

View the Grant application form.

View the Grant Awarding Policy.

Open Spaces

The Parish Council is working towards managing verges and open spaces to encourage the growth of wild flowers and to support insect and small vertebrate habitats.  It is balancing this with a need to keep sight lines clear at road junctions and maintain a cared for appearance in areas of the churchyard where graves are regularly tended.

The Parish Council are responsible for the grass verges around Chagford Cross roundabout, the Sentry, St Andrew’s Churchyard, the Pound and the Henge.

The Parish Council is responsible for the Sentry; if your group or organisation wish to use the Sentry for an event please complete the Sentry Hirer Agreement and return to the Clerk.

The Parish Council secured the funding for the Play park in the Sentry and are responsible for its maintenence.


Planning applications relating to Moretonhampstead are mainly handled by Dartmoor National Park Authority. Moretonhampstead Parish Council is a statutory consultee and gives a view on planning applications within Moretonhampstead on behalf of the community. You can see the Parish Council’s responses to recent applications below; the links will take you to the application details on Dartmoor National Park Authority’s website.

Dartmoor National Park Authority Planning Portal.

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