A Devon village on the northern edge of Dartmoor and historically on the main route to and from Cornwall.

A One Place Study of Sticklepath near Okehampton Devon, has only just begun.  Follow the journey as we walk through the village and across the centuries…

Follow Sticklepath’s families.  Find out what it was like to live here in the 1800s and 1900s.  See who moves in and consider why some move away.  Who do we find in the Quaker burying ground?  Plus much more!

What’s in a name?

Sticol or Staecle (Anglo-Saxon) = steep, referring to the steep hill track or road up over the Mount towards Okehampton. Commonly written Stickelpath or Sticklepath in the 1800s, earlier versions include:

Stikelepethe 1280

Stikilpath juxta Saunford Curtenay 1390

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