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Bridestowe is a village in West Devon, England. It is located outside Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor and on the A30 main road. Its population in 2001 was 552, although it had been over twice as large in the early 19th century. The name derives from Saint Bride, who is featured in a church window. Great Bidlake is an Elizabethan mansion a mile away. The church is mostly 13th and 15th century, with a west tower and some fragments of Norman work.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Bridestowe, Devon has been known in the past
Bridestow ~ Bridgetstow ~ Bidestou
Bridestowe, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Bridestow, par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. Devon, adjacent to Dartmoor Forest, 6 miles SW. of Okehampton, 5661 ac., pop. 642; P.O.
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