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Gidleigh, Devon

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Gidleigh, Devon

Gidleigh is a village and civil parish in the West Devon district of Devon, England. Gidleigh is located within Dartmoor National Park. Historically the parish consisted of a number of farmsteads and associated cottages scattered around the focal point of Holy Trinity church and the adjacent Gidleigh Castle, which is now in private hands. The population peaked at 180 in the mid 19th century.
DistrictWest Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6788
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 code01647
Population428 (2001 Census)

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

Gidley ~ Chiderleia ~ Ghiderleia

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

Gidleigh, or Gidley, par., S. Devon, on river Teign, 6 miles SE. of Okehampton, 3449 ac., pop. 124; contains the seat of Gidleigh Park; also a group of interesting antiquities.

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