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Witheridge, Devon

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Witheridge, Devon

Witheridge is a village and civil parish in the North Devon district of Devon, England. In 2001 the population of the parish was 1162. Its name is derived from the Old English for "Weather Ridge", probably as a result of its exposed location on the top of a hill, which means it and surrounding hamlets such as Nomansland generally suffer from poor weather for much of the year.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS8014
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Wirige ~ Wiriga

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

Witheridge, par. and vil., Devon - par., 9048 ac., pop. 1025; vil., at confluence of rivers Sturcombe and Little Dart, 8 miles E. of Chulmleigh; P.O., T.O. Witheridge is an ancient place, and was formerly a corporate borough and market town. It has an endowed school, and holds four fairs annually.

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