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Halwill, Devon

Halwill is a village in Devon, England just off the A3079 Okehampton to Holsworthy road. About a mile away on the main road is another settlement called Halwill Junction. This name brings to mind the former significance of the two villages, as home to an important railway junction, where the North Cornwall Railway (forming part of a main line railway from Exeter to Plymouth) diverged from the earlier Okehampton to Bude Line, see Halwill Junction railway station.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX4299
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Halwell ~ Halgewelle ~ Halgewilla

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

Halwell, par. with ry. sta. (Halwill), S. Devon, 12 miles NW. of Okehampton, 3426 ac., pop. 317; P.O.

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