Beating the bounds at Colyford

PUBLISHED: 09:16 02 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:08 15 November 2016

More than 70 people helped to 'beat the bounds' at Colyford.

More than 70 people helped to 'beat the bounds' at Colyford.


Villagers carry out the ancient tradition of marking their territory

More than 70 residents turned out to take part in the traditional walk around the parish boundary at Colyford on Saturday, led by the mayor of the ancient borough, John Mills.

The walk involved getting over stiles using ladders and trekking along a number of planks to cross streams.

Afterwards, the boundary beaters all enjoyed a tea in the Memorial Hall.

By walking around the edge of the parish annually residents of Colyford, to declare their ownership of the land. The ceremony takes place on the last Saturday in October by the Burgesses of Colyford who qualify by living within the Ancient Borough boundary.

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