St Andrew's Church, Harberton
Harberton shown within Devon
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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.
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.
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.