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Bratton Fleming, Devon

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Bratton Fleming, Devon

Bratton Fleming is a large village near Barnstaple, in Devon, England. The population in 2001 was 942. The village runs along one street which climbs steadily up the foothills of Exmoor. The Flemings had their seat at Chimwell, now a farmhouse called Chumhill, which Risdon said was "one of the largest demesnes of this shire. " Benton and Haxton were small Domesday manors. The great jurist Henry de Bracton was probably born at Bratton, although his claim is also made for Bratton Clovelly.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS6437
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Bratton Fleming, par., N. Devon, 6 miles NE. of Barnstaple, 5845 ac., pop. 523; P.O., T.O.

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