Bickington, a parish in Devonshire, on the Lemon rivulet, 3 ½ miles NE of Ashburton, and 3 from Newton Abbot station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Newton-Abbot; money order and telegraph office, Ashburton. Acreage, 1403; population, 230. The surface abounds with large limestone rocks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £222. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is an old edifice, with square tower, and was thoroughly restored in 1884. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
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Directories & Gazetteers
The Description of Bickington from White's Directory and topography of Devonshire, 1878.
Transcript of the entry for Bickington from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
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