Blackawton is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 647. Blackawton is a major part of the West Dart electoral ward. The ward's population at the 2011 census was 1,946.[1] The village is about six miles west of Dartmouth.

The church is 15th-century, with a Norman baptismal font and a well-preserved rood screen.

Blackawton has hosted an annual worm charming competition since 1980.

There is one pub in Blackawton, The George Inn, and one restaurant, The Normandy Arms.

The village runs its own village shop and post office, all run by volunteers.

In 2010 a study of bumblebee behaviour by pupils from Blackawton Primary School was accepted for publication in the Royal Society's Biology Letters journal.[2][3]


  1. ^ "West Dart ward 2011". Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Primary school bee project published by Royal Society". BBC Online. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Blackawton Primary School; et al. (22 December 2010). "Blackawton bees — Biology Letters". Biology Letters. Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.1056. Retrieved 22 December 2010.