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Buckland Filleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Buckland-Filleigh, a parish in Devonshire, 6½ miles NW of Hatherleigh, and 14 S of Bideford railway station. Post town, Highampton; money order office, Shebbeare; telegraph office, Dunsland Cross. Acreage, 3014; population, 159. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £163 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is a small edifice, which has been handsomely restored, with every window of stained glass by various artists, splendid oak bench ends, and much brass work. The green drives round the park are 3 miles long, and the woods are some of the largest in Devonshire. It was the birthplace of the celebrated Sir Faithful Fortescue, to whom a fine window was erected by his descendant, Lord Clermont. The views from the district embrace Exmoor, Dartmoor, and Brown Willy.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishBuckland-Filleigh St. Mary 
HundredShebbear 
Poor Law unionTorrington 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Buckland Filleigh


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Buckland Filleigh from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Buckland Filleigh 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.

DistrictTorridge
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX21
Post TownBeaworthy