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Aveton Gifford, Devon

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Aveton Gifford, Devon

Aveton Gifford is a small rural village in the south of the English county of Devon. It lies at the head of the estuary of the River Avon or Aune, at the point where it is crossed by the A379 road. It receives its name from this river and also from the family of Giffard who held the manor. Walter Giffard came across with William the Conqueror and helped with the Domesday Book.
DistrictSouth Hams
Post townKingsbridge
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6947
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Population772
 

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

Aveton Gifford, par. and vil., S. Devon, on river Avon, 3½ miles NW. of Kingsbridge and 7 miles S. of Kingsbridge Road sta., 3182 ac. (130 water), pop. 869; P.O.

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