Heanton Punchardon  Devon


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

HEANTON-PUNCHARDON, a village and a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon. The village stands near the mouth of the river Taw, 4½ miles NNW of Barnstaple r. station. The parish contains also the hamlets of Chivenor, Wrafton, and West Ashford. Post town, Barnstaple. Acres, 3, 020. Real property, £3, 854. ...

Pop., 540. Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. W. Williams, Esq. Heanton Court was formerly the seat of the Bassetts, and is now a farm house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £431.* Patron, A. D. Bassett, Esq. The church is early English, and good; comprises nave and chancel, with a lofty tower; and has a handsome carved screen and a fine canopied tomb of one of the Coffin family. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £14.

Heanton Punchardon through time

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

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2022

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