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Hartland, Devon

The town of Hartland, which incorporates the hamlet of Stoke to the west and the village of Meddon in the south, is the most north-westerly settlement in the county of Devon, England. Now a small town which acts as a centre for a rural neighbourhood and has minor tourist traffic, until Tudor times Hartland was an important port. It lies close to the promontory of Hartland Point, where the coast of Devon turns from facing north into the Bristol Channel to face west into the Atlantic Ocean.
DistrictTorridge
Post townBIDEFORD
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS2524
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01237
Population1,676
 

Other names by which Hartland, Devon has been known in the past

Hert Nesse ~ Hertlond ~ Heritone ~ Heritona

Hartland, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hartland, par. and vil., N. Devon, on S. side of Barnstaple Bay, 13½ miles SW. of Bideford, 16,700 ac., pop. 1884; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is the seat of Hartland Abbey.

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