The Town & Lands office is temporarily closed to visitors as a precaution to protect the staff and you during the Covid 19 emergency


From time to time a member of staff may be working in the office undertaking emergency tasks – so please do not disturb during this very busy time. The staff are not permitted to unlock the door to visitors

However, we continue to do business and communicate with our tenants/residents and the community by e-mail, telephone or in writing
Email enquiries:

Phone enquiries: 01805 623517 - Please leave a message stating your name and phone number and we will get back to you

Office address for correspondence is:

Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity 202801
Great Torrington Almshouse Charity 202802
25 South Street, Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8AA

Please be patient during these challenging and busy times

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to resume to normal business practice as soon as it is safe to do so

By order of the Trustees



Who we


Children/young people

Support for Schools and Clubs



Almshouses and other residential accommodation


People with disabilities

Offering support for those in the community who struggle to get by

Other charities or voluntary bodies

Supporting and financing schemes

Latest News

What the charity does

A body of 15 Trustees (all volunteers) oversee both Charities. 14 Trustees are co-opted onto the Board and serve a term of 5 years. The remaining Trustee is ex-officio and is the Vicar of the Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels. The Board meets every third Monday in the month (except for August). The Board uses a system of Sub-Committees and holds meetings of such Committees as and when required. The day to day activities of the Charities are run by the Steward & Receiver, supported by three members of staff. All employees are part-time, with the office being open two days a week, on Mondays and Tuesdays. Other professionals, such as tradesmen, accountants, solicitors & surveyors are hired as and when required. The Charities own various properties, land, and investments, with the income generated being used to support people and organisations in Torrington. There are many challenges ahead for the Town and Lands Charity and the Almshouse Charity, but another 500 years? – Oh Yes!

Voucher Distribution
The Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity hold an annual voucher distribution day for those who are entitled every December.
The vouchers must be spent in local Torrington Shops with some exclusions. This helps to keep the trade in the town.
If you wish to donate your vouchers to the Torrington Community Food Bank then please feel free to indicate this on your note when dropping off to the office -Thank you