Buckland Filleigh, Devon
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Buckland-Filleigh St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Torrington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Buckland-Filleigh (St. Mary))
Online maps of Buckland Filleigh 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.