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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
The Description of Bickington from White's Directory and topography of Devonshire, 1878.
We have transcribed the entry for Bickington from the following:
Online maps of Bickington are available from a number of sites:
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.
A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.