Warkleigh, a parish in Devonshire, 4 miles from Umbereigh station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under South Molton; money order office, Chittlehampton; telegraph office, Umberleigh railway station. Acreage, 2455; population of the civil parish, 236; of the ecclesiastical, 281. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a rectory, with Satterleigh annexed, in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £270 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled western tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Warkleigh St. John|
|Poor Law union||South Molton|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Warkleigh from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Warkleigh (St. John))
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- 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.