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Burlescombe, Devon

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Burlescombe, Devon

Burlescombe (pronounced "Burlescombe") is a village and civil parish in the Mid Devon district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 911. The village is about 5 miles south west of Wellington in Somerset. The ruins of the 12th century Canonsleigh Abbey are nearby.
DistrictMid Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridST0716
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01823
Population911 (2001)

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

Berlescome ~ Berlescoma

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

Burlescombe, par. and ry. sta., E. Devon, 4 m. NE. of Tiverton junc., 3768 ac., pop. 820; P.O.; has remains of Augustinian priory founded in the reign of Henry II.

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