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Atherington is a village and civil parish in the North Devon district of Devon, England, about 8 miles south of Barnstaple. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 391. The church of St Mary is Perpendicular and was restored by J. L. Pearson in 1884. The church has a screen and gallery dating back 400 years, as well as a roodloft stairway of the same age. In the loft are Elizabethan heraldic panels.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Atherington, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Atherington, par. and vil., N. Devon, 1 mile from Umberleigh ry. sta. and 7 miles SE. of Barnstaple, 3326 ac., pop. 518; P.O.
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