Place:


Georgeham  Devon

 

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

GEORGEHAM, a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon; on the coast, 8 miles NW by W of Barnstaple town and r. station. It contains the hamlet of Croyde; and its post town is Braunton, under Barnstaple. Acres, 4, 229; of which 170 are water. Real property, £4, 671. Pop., 873. Houses, 183. The property is divided among a few. ...


The manor belongs to Earl Fortescue. The coast extends to Croyde and Morte bays, and to the narrow promontorial headland of Baggy point; and is highly picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £534.* Patron, the Rev. Francis Hole. The church is ancient but good; has a square embattled tower; and contains the tomb of a crusader, and several other monuments. Two persons, husband and wife, who had been married upwards of 75 years, and each of whom died at the age of 101 in 1817, are buried in the churchyard. There are a Baptist chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities £9.

Georgeham through time

Georgeham 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 Georgeham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6016

Date accessed: 25th February 2020


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