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Shaugh Prior, Devon

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Shaugh Prior, Devon

Shaugh Prior is a village and civil parish on the south-western side of Dartmoor in the county of Devon, England. In 2001 its population was 751. The parish stretches from the edge of Plymouth to the high moorland of Dartmoor. The River Plym forms its western and northern boundaries up to the river's source at Plym Head. The higher parts of the parish are rich in Bronze Age monuments such as cists and cairns, and there is much evidence of tin mining.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5463
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 code01752
Population751 (Census 2001)

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

Shaugh Prior, par. and vil., Devon - par., 8707 ac., pop. 697; vil., on river Plym, 7 miles NE. of Plymouth; P.O.; Shaugh Bridge crosses the Plym near its junction with the Meaby.

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