The village of Lapford is a traditional and picturesque Devonshire village found some 18 miles to the north of Exeter on the A377 road, known as the "Tourist Route". Much history surrounds this village, none more so than the local church. Dating back to the 12th century, this stone built place of worship was later added to by William de Tracey as a penance for murdering Thomas a Becket. The village now boasts around 1,000 villagers, a primary and pre-school, post office, village stores and a 16th century inn. The village centre has a large car park for visitors.