Georgeham

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Georgeham
Georgeham church.jpg
Georgeham church
Georgeham is located in Devon
Georgeham
Georgeham
 Georgeham shown within Devon
Population 1,487 (2001)
OS grid reference SP704547
Civil parish Georgeham
District North Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRAUNTON
Postcode district EX33
Dialling code 01271
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Devon
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 51°08′N 4°11′W / 51.13°N 04.19°W / 51.13; -04.19

Georgeham is a village and civil parish near Croyde, North Devon in the west of England.

The hamlet of Cross lies between Georgeham and Croyde.

The village gave its name to HMS Georgeham, a Ham class minesweeper.

Georgeham is an historic village lying close to some of the most dramatic beaches of the North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which are flanked by the rocky headlands of Baggy Point and Saunton Down.[citation needed]

Pronunciation is a controversial issue.[according to whom?] Traditionalists maintain that there is in fact an emphasis on both the syllables George and ham. Others, usually outsiders who do not originally come from North Devon, believe there to be no pronunciation on the ham, thus making it sound George- um.[citation needed]

After serving in the First World War Henry Williamson lived in the village writing Tarka the Otter there.

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