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Buckfastleigh, Devon

Buckfastleigh is a small market town and civil parish in Devon, England situated beside the Devon Expressway at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is part of Teignbridge District and, for ecclesiastical purposes lies within the Totnes Deanery. It has a population of 3,661. It is a centre of tourism, and is home to Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Railway, the Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, the Tomb of Squire Richard Cabell and The Valiant Soldier.
DistrictTeignbridge
Post townBUCKFASTLEIGH
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7366
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01364
Population3,661 (2001)
 

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

Buckfastleigh, par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. Devon, 5½ miles NW. of Totnes, 5928 ac., pop. 2802; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday; has mfrs. of blankets and serges; contains Buckfastleigh Abbey, a stately Tudor mansion, near the ruins of the old abbey.

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