Brixton Parish


Brixton Parish is the first parish in the South Hams on the A379 on the outskirts of Plymouth and is steeped in history. The landscape of the parish is mainly agricultural and the area to the south of the A379 is part of the South Devon National Landscape  (formally known as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) bordered by the River Yealm and Cofflete Creek. There are three main settlements in the parish – Brixton Village, Carrollsland and Sherford, along with the hamlets of Brixton Torr and Spriddlestone.  Building of the new town of Sherford started in 2016.

The electorate for Brixton Parish in 2021 was 1743, with 282 electors residing in Sherford.

Located within Brixton village there is a church, primary school, village shop and post office, pub, fish and chip shop, restaurant and a residential/nursing home.  Close to the village is a garden centre, camp site, garage with car sales and small industrial estate.  At Carrollsland there is a garage/supermarket and Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club.

Brixton Parish is a very active community and full details can be found on the Brixton Parish website.


Brixton Parish Council is a Dementia Friendly Parish and a member of Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm

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Please find the full calendar under Your Council - Calendar

For updates and news of what's happening in the village please visit

Brixton Devon and Facebook to find out more.

The BrixtonDevon website was funded by Brixton Parish Council, Brixton Feoffee Trust and Brixton Community Association 

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