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Burrington (Holy Trinity)

BURRINGTON (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of South Molton, hundred of North Tawton, South Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 4 miles (N. W. by W.) from Chumleigh; containing 1244 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the river Taw, by which it is bounded on the north and east, and the road from Exeter to Barnstaple passes near the river, through a richly-wooded district: it comprises 3948 acres, whereof 120 are common or waste. There are quarries of stone used for repairing roads and for rough building. A fair is held on Trinity-Monday. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £13. 11. 3.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. J. Buckingham, LL. B.; impropriator, M. Toat, Esq. The great tithes have been commuted for £301. 10., and the vicarial for £260; the glebe comprises 70 acres. The church is a very ancient structure, with a tower on the north side. There is a place of worship for Bryanites.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.

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