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Membury, Devon

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Membury, Devon

Membury is a village three miles north west of Axminster in East Devon. The village has a 13th century church dedicated to St John the Baptist with a tall slim tower. In the aisle there is a monument to Sir Shilston Calmady, who was killed in a skirmish near the village in February 1646, and was buried in the chancel. The founding editor of The Lancet, Thomas Wakley, was born at Membury in 1795.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridST2703
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 code01404

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

Maimburgh ~ Maiberie ~ Maaberia ~ Maneberie ~ Manberia

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

Membury, par. and vil., Devon, 3½ miles NW. of Axminster, 4089 ac., pop. 639; P.O.; Membury Castle is a well-preserved ancient camp.

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