Harberton

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This article is about the village in Devon, England. For the place in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, see Estancia Harberton.
Harberton
Harberton, St Andrew.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Harberton
Harberton is located in Devon
Harberton
Harberton
 Harberton shown within Devon
Population 1,285 
OS grid reference SX777585
Civil parish Harberton
District South Hams
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 50°24′49″N 3°43′18″W / 50.4136°N 3.7217°W / 50.4136; -3.7217

Harberton is a village and civil parish 3 miles south west of Totnes, Devon, England, in South Hams District. The parish also includes the village of Harbertonford situated on the main A381 road. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,285.[1]

The village takes its name from the River Harbourne, which flows through the parish.

The church of St Andrew is a fine building of the 14th to 15th centuries with a handsome tower. The late medieval rood screen is a fine example with rich cornice and vaulting. The font is a very fine piece of Norman work and the pulpit is 15th century.[2]

Dr John Huxham, the surgeon and doctor, was born here in 1672.

Harberton was the home of Mary Ann Varder (1842–1922), who married Thomas Bridges on August 7, 1869 and moved with him in 1871 to Tierra del Fuego. There they established an estancia in 1886, which they named Harberton after Mary's birthplace.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ONS 2001 census
  2. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins; p. 162
  3. ^ Bridges, E. L. (1948) Uttermost Part of the Earth : Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1948; republished 2008, Overlook Press ISBN 978-1-58567-956-0

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