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Georgeham, Devon

Georgeham is a village and civil parish near Croyde, North Devon in the west of England. The hamlet of Cross lies between Georgeham and Croyde. The village gave its name to HMS Georgeham, a Ham class minesweeper. Georgeham is an historic village lying close to some of the most dramatic beaches of the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which are flanked by the rocky headlands of Baggy Point and Saunton Down. Pronunciation is a controversial issue.
DistrictNorth Devon
Post townBRAUNTON
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS4639
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
Population1,487 (2001)
 

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

Hamel-Hama

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

Georgeham, coast par., N. Devon, 8 miles NW. of Barnstaple, 4229 ac., pop. 764; P.O.

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