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North Leigh, Devon

Historical Description

Leigh, North, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, on an affluent of the river Axe, 3½ miles SSE of Honiton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Honiton. Acreage, 994; population, 190. The manor belonged to Lord Petre, passed in 1794 to Mr J. M. Howe, and belongs now to the Proby family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value,, £188 with residence. The church is ancient, comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel, and contains an ancient oak screen and a small piscina. The whole building was thoroughly restored in 1869.

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 
HundredColyton 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.