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Highweek, Devon

Highweek, less commonly called Highweek Village, is a former village, now administratively part of the market town of Newton Abbot in South Devon, England. It is prominent and recognisable due to its high location on a ridge on the north edge of the town. Highweek is also a church parish. The Normans built a motte-and-bailey castle here and it probably remained occupied until the mid 13th century.
DistrictTeignbridge
Post townNEWTON ABBOT
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX8472
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
Dialling code01626
 

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

Highweek, par., E. Devon, on river Teign, containing part of Newton Abbot, 2422 ac., pop. 2164; here are the Highweek Hills.

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