South Tawton  Devon


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

TAWTON (South), a parish, with two villages and six hamlets, in Okehampton district, Devon; on the NE border of Dartmoor, 4 miles E by S of Okehampton r. station. Post town, Okehampton, North Devon. Acres, 10,879. Real property, £7,774; of which £510 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,758; in 1861, 1,541. ...

Houses, 330. The manor, with Oxenham House, belongs to H. A. Hoare, Esq. Limestone is largely worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £150.* Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is old. There are a Wesleyan chapel, three alms houses, and other charities £33.

South Tawton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th May 2021

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