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Abbots Bickington, Devon

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Abbots Bickington, Devon

Abbots Bickington is a village in the English county of Devon. The village was held by Goda in the time of King Edward before the Norman Conquest of 1066 and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-7 as Bichetone, when it was held by Gerald the Chaplain. In the 12th century the manor was given to Hartland Abbey by Geoffrey de Dinant, as part of the abbey's initial endowment. It remained as property of the abbey until dissolution in 1539.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS3813
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01409
Population35 (2001)

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

Abbots Bickington, par., S. Devon, on r. Torridge, 2 miles SW. of Umberleigh ry. sta., 1078 ac., pop. 47.

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