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Coldridge or Coleridge, Devon

Historical Description

Coldridge or Coleridge, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Taw, 2 miles from Lapford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5 S of Chulmleigh. Post town and money order office, Wembworthy; telegraph office, Lapford railway station. Acreage, 3676; population, 395. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter, annexed to the rectory of Nymet Eowland; joint net value, £2 6 3. The church is very ancient, has a tower commanding a fine view, and contains a beautiful screen, a figure of Edward V. in coloured glass, and an effigy of John Evans of 1514. The north aisle was restored in 1873. There is a small chapel for Bible Christians. Coldsborne. See COLESBOURHTE. Coldsmouth and Thompson's Walls, a township in Kirk-Newton parish, Northumberland, 9 miles from Wooler, and 9 from Coldstream station on the N.E.R. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Coldstream. Acreage, 1340; population, 8. The Earl of Tankerville is lord of the manor.

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 parishColeridge St. Mary 
HundredNorth Tawton 
Poor Law unionCrediton 

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Visitations Heraldic

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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.