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St Giles in the Wood, Devon

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St Giles in the Wood, Devon

St Giles in the Wood is a village and civil parish in the Torridge district of Devon, England. It was never a manor of itself and the parish church only came into being in 1309 when licence was obtained from the Bishop of Exeter to build a chapel of ease, the church at Great Torrington being then considered too far for the convenience of the local inhabitants. The licence was obtained by Sir Richard Merton, who then held the advowson of Great Torrington.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS5318
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
 

Other names by which St Giles in the Wood, Devon has been known in the past

Giles St in The Wood ~ St Giles in The Wood ~ Stow St Giles

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

St Giles in the Wood, par. and vil., Devon - par., 4827 ac., pop. 906; vil., 3 miles E. of Torrington; P.O., called St Giles.

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