Brixton  Devon


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

BRIXTON, a village and a parish in Plympton-St.-Mary district, Devon. The village stands near the river Yealm, 3 miles SSW of Plympton r. station, and 4½ ESE of Plymouth; and it has a post office under Plympton, and is a seat of petty sessions. Acres, 2,914 of land, and 85 of water. Real property, £5,402. ...

Pop., 691. Houses, 139. The property is divided among a few. The manor was long held by a family of its own name; and belongs now to T. W. Parrott, Esq. Remains of a mansion of the time of Henry VII. are at Harestone. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £107. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is decorated English, with a lofty tower, and in good condition. Charities, £50.

Brixton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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