Stoodleigh

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Stoodleigh
Stoodleigh is located in Devon
Stoodleigh
Stoodleigh
 Stoodleigh shown within Devon
OS grid reference SS9218818980
Civil parish Stoodleigh
District Mid Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TIVERTON
Postcode district EX16 9
Dialling code 01884
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Tiverton and Honiton
List of places
UK
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Coordinates: 50°57′34″N 3°32′10″W / 50.9595°N 3.5362°W / 50.9595; -3.5362

Stoodleigh is a village and civil parish in the Mid Devon district of Devon, England, located 6 miles (10 km) north of Tiverton and 5 miles (8 km) south of Bampton. It is situated 800 feet (240 m) above the Exe Valley, close to the Devon / Somerset border. The centre of the village is a conservation area.[1]

In the past it formed part of Witheridge Hundred and it is within the Tiverton Deanery of the Church of England.[2]

Castle Close[edit]

Main article: Castle Close
Castle Close

Castle Close is a circular earthwork, close to Stoodleigh, that is most likely to be an Iron Age Hill fort or enclosure.[3]

Church of St Margaret's[edit]

The Church of St Margaret's was constructed in the 15th century and was extensively restored in 1782.[4] It contains a Norman font which is likely to have come from an earlier church in the parish where the first recorded incumbent was installed in 1264.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Stoodleigh", Stoodleigh.org
  2. ^ "Stoodleigh community page", Devon County Council
  3. ^ R.R.Sellman; Aspects of Devon History, Devon Books 1985 – ISBN 0-86114-756-1 – Chapter 2; The Iron Age in Devon. Map Page 11 of Iron Age hill forts in Devon includes Castle Close.
  4. ^ "Stoodleigh St. Margaret's", Rootsweb.com

External links[edit]

Media related to Stoodleigh at Wikimedia Commons