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Bickleigh (Plympton), Devon

Historical Description

Bickleigh, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Plym, near Robough Down, 6 miles NNE of Plymouth. It has a station on the G.W.R., 242 miles from London, and a post office; money order office, Plymouth; telegraph office, Bickleigh railway station. Acreage, 2370; population, 302. Very beautiful and romantic scenery lies along the Cat Water. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £216 with residence. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1838, and it contains the tomb of Sir Nicholas Slanning, whose death forms the catastrophe of Mrs Bray's novel of "Fitz of Fitzford." There are some almshouses erected in 1873.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Poor Law unionPlympton St. Mary 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bickleigh (Plympton) from the following:


Online maps of Bickleigh (Plympton) are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL6
Post TownPlymouth