Bigbury  Devon


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

BIGBURY, a village, a parish, and a bay in Kingsbridge district, Devon. The village stands on the right side of the river Avon, 1½ mile from the bay, 3½ S of Modbury, and 8 S of Ivybridge r. station. The parish includes also the hamlet of St. Ann's Chapel; and its Post Town is Modbury, under Ivybridge. ...

Acres, 3,167; of which 265 are water. Real property, £3,758. Pop., 497. Houses, 108. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £658.* Patron,-Livingston, Esq. The church is perpendicular English, with tower and spire; and is good. There are chapels for Baptists and Bible Christians.-The bay extends from Bolt-Tail to Stoke-Point; measures 7 ¼. miles across the entrance, and 3¾ thence to the head; receives the rivers Avon and Ferme; is beset with rocks, and very dangerous in navigation; has several coves in its coast; and presents a variety of picturesque views.

Bigbury through time

Bigbury 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 Bigbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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