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Walkhampton, Devon

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Walkhampton, Devon

Walkhampton is a village and civil parish on the western side of Dartmoor in the county of Devon, England. The village lies on the Black Brook, a tributary of the River Walkham, about 7 kilometres south-east of Tavistock, near the villages of Horrabridge, Yelverton and Dousland. Burrator Reservoir, constructed in 1898, is to the south-east. In 2001 the population of the parish was 863.
DistrictWest Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5369
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
Population863 (Census 2001)

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

Wachetone ~ Wachetona

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

Walkhampton, par. and vil., Devon - par., 10,540 ac., pop. 574; vil., 5 miles SE. of Tavistock; P.O.

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