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Sourton is a small village and civil parish in West Devon, England. It lies about 4mi south-west of Okehampton. It is at the north-western extremity of Dartmoor, a National Park of England and Wales, and lies along the A386 road.The historic map of Sourton shows that it is located near a river and the Sourton forest this can be seen in the image below.According to the 2001 census Sourton parish had a population of 406, and according to the 2011 census it had a population of 420. There is a public house in Sourton. In the 1870s Sourton was described asOne of Sourtons main tourist attractions is the Highwayman Inn which was built in 1812. In 1959 the Highwayman Inn was transformed into a fairy-tale and Aladdin's cave, this included the old Launceston to Tavistock coach being used as the entrance to the inn. The main reason for the Highwayman Inn being a tourist attraction is due to the claims of the Highwayman Inn being the most haunted in Britain.HousingMany of the houses in Sourton are bungalows with a count of 191 or detached households with a count of 146. This is typical of a small village parish. This also is supported by the occupations in Sourton showing that the income in the area fits with the fact that there are very few terraced houses which make up a total of 9 houses in Sourton. the majority of houses in Sourton are owned outright with very few council houses or rented houses recorded on the 2011 data set. The average number of rooms per house in Sourton is 5 or more. The number of houses in Sourton decreased from 135 in 1841 to just 86 in 1901 which is consistent with the decrease in population it then increases to 105 houses in 1931.
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