Brendon is a village in Devon, England, close to the border with Somerset near the Exmoor National Park. The village is 1½ miles SE of Lynton and W of Minehead is in a picturesque East Lyn Valley, has of land including Leeford hamlet and a large tract of moorland on the borders of Somersetshire where the rivers Exe, Lyn and Barle have their sources. The church of St. Brendon was built in 1738, possibly using the stones from the original church at Cheriton. It lies midway between Cheriton and Brendon, about two miles (3 km) from each, and has a tower and 4 bells. The village is located just off the A39 and its population was 159 in 2001.
White's Devonshire Directory (1850) describes Brendon as follows:
A small village 1½ miles SE of Lynton & 15 miles W of Minehead is in a picturesque valley of the river Lyn, has in its parish 271 souls & 6733 acres of land including Leeford hamlet & a large tract of moorland on the borders of Somersetshire where the rivers Exe, Lyn and Barle have their sources. F. W. Knight Esq. is the Lord of the mannor owner of most of the soil, and patron of the rectory ... valued in 1831 at £148. The Rev. T. Roe of Oare, Somerset is the incumbent, and has 57a, 2r, 22p, of glebe. The parsonage is a small cottage, and the church is an ancient structure with a tower and 4 bells.
Brendon is home to the Exmoor Folk Festival, wonderful traditional English pubs and classic old style B&B's.