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Winkleigh is a small village in Devon, England. It is best known outside Devon as the birthplace of Inch's Cider. Inch's Cider was bought by Bulmer's, who then closed the plant down. However some of those involved in the original enterprise now run Winkleigh Cider on the Hatherleigh Road.

During World War II, the RAF Winkleigh Airfield was used by the RNAF from 1944 as the main training Centre in the UK after Norway shifted from Little Norway in Toronto Canada to re-locate the training facilities to a place nearer to the War theatre.

In 1975 the deaths of three members of the Luxton family at nearby West Chapple Farm, brought media interest to the area. A book 'Earth to Earth' by John Cornwell was published about this murder and suicide case in 1982.

Winkleigh is part of the local government area of Torridge District Council. The current Councillor is David Lausen (Independent). The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1,305,[1] but the electoral ward needs to be considered. Its population at the same census was 2,068.[2]

Henry Bremridge 1854-1913 Vicar at Winkleigh for 26 years.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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Coordinates: 50°51′N 3°57′W / 50.850°N 3.950°W / 50.850; -3.950