9th – 13th century

Clovelly has been associated with just three families since the middle of the 13th century, a period of nearly 800 years.

Earlier, at the time of Clovelly’s inclusion in the Domesday Book, it was owned by the King; it enjoyed many royal associations from the 9th century up to 1242, when it was acquired by the Giffard family. The Giffards were of Norman origin, and Walter Giffard came to England as one of Duke William’s closest advisors. Sir Roger Giffard then ‘subinfeuded’ (sublet) the Manor of Clovelly from Walter. The first recorded rector of Clovelly in 1262 was also a Giffard.

Boxing Day BBQ – 26th December

With FREE entrance into the village all day, the Clovelly Boxing Day BBQ should make the perfect follow-up to your Christmas Day with all your family and friends.

Enjoy a BBQ with live music on the quay. Cooking starts at midday and the live music runs from 1pm to 3pm.