Pleasantly situated on the banks of a rivulet, about a mile south of the river Torridge, 8 miles north of Okehampton and 11 miles south of Torrington.
Its parish contains 1882 inhabitants, and 7041 acres of land, including a moor of 430 acres; and Stapleford, Fishley, Upcott, and other scattered farms. Hatherleigh's weekly market, run on Tuesdays, has sales of sheep, cattle, and poultry, as well as a host of other stalls from local producers and regular auctions.
It is the smallest town in Devon, yet boast three popular pubs; The Bridge Inn, The Tally Ho and The George. Hatherleigh also contains hairdressers, craft shops, a beauty salon, a news agency, a convenience shop, Estate Agents, Deli, and a post office.