Place:


Copplestone  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Copplestone like this:

COPPLESTONE, a village in Colebrook parish, Devon; adjacent to the North Devon railway, 6 ½ miles NW of Crediton. It has a station on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Copplestone, North Devon; it had a chapel, a mint, and a prison, which have been destroyed; it retains an ancient cross, about 12 feet high, rudely ornamented with scroll-work; and it gave name to the numerous family of Copplestones, who are said to have flourished in Devon before the Conquest.

Additional information about this locality is available for Colebrooke

Copplestone through time

Copplestone is now part of Mid Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Copplestone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Copplestone in Mid Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/26088

Date accessed: 20th October 2019


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