Bickleigh (Plympton), Devon
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Plympton St. Mary|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
The Description of Bickleigh from White's Directory and topography of Devonshire, 1878.
We have transcribed the entry for Bickleigh (Plympton) from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bickleigh)
Online maps of Bickleigh (Plympton) are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- 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.
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.