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Chagford, Devon

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Chagford, Devon

Chagford is a small town and civil parish on the north-east edge of Dartmoor, in Devon, England, close to the River Teign. It is located off the A382, about 4 miles (6 km) west of Moretonhampstead. The name Chagford is derived from the word chag, meaning gorse or broom, and the ford suffix indicates its importance as a crossing place on the River Teign. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 1,470.
DistrictWest Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7087
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
Population1,470 (2001 Census)

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

Chegford ~ Cage- ~ Chageford ~ Kagefort

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

Chagford, par. and vil., S. Devon, near river Teign, 3 miles NW. of Moreton Hampstead, 7492 ac., pop. 1450; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday.

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