Bratton Clovelly  Devon


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

BRATTON-CLOVELLY, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Okehampton, Devon. The village stands 8 miles WSW of Okehampton r. station, and 12 N by W of Tavistock; is large and scattered; and has a post office under Lew-Down, North Devon. The parish comprises 8,316 acres. Real property, £3,681. ...

Pop., 706. Houses, 147. The property is much subdivided. The manor bore anciently the name of Bracton; and was the birthplace of Henry de Bracton, an eminent lawyer of the time of Edward I. An ancient earthwork, called Broadbury Castle, defended by vallum and fosse, is an eminence about 3 miles N of the village. About 2,000 acres of the land are moor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £412.* Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is a fine edifice of the 15th century, with a lofty tower; and has a handsome font.-The subdistrict contains five parishes. Acres, 23,663. Pop., 2,339. Houses, 460.

Bratton Clovelly through time

Bratton Clovelly 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 Bratton Clovelly itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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