Winkleigh, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 4 miles from Eggesford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5¼ SW of Chulmleigh. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office, contains several good residences, and has cattle fairs on the first Monday after 8 July, and the first Wednesday in October. Acreage of parish, 9218; population, 1066. There is a parish council of eleven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £250 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church of All Saints is old but good, and was thoroughly restored in 1873 at a cost of £7000. There are Wesleyan, Bible Christian, and Congregational chapels, an almshouse for five poor women, and a reading-room.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Winkley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Torrington|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Winkleigh from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Winkley, or Winckleigh (All Saints))
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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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.