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St Andrew's Alwington

Alwington is a village and civil parish in the Torridge district of Devon, England. The parish is on the coast and includes the villages of Alwington, Fairy Cross, Ford and Knotty Corner. The parish has a total population of 381 (2001 census), increasing at the 2011 census to 400.[1]

"Bible of Alwington"[edit]

The Bible of Alwington is the name given to the carvings inside the church, depicting Biblical scenes. These carvings cover the reredos, pulpit and manorial pew. They were carved by Reuben Arnold, a twentieth century carpenter from Monkleigh.[2]

Historic estates[edit]

  • Portledge, ancient seat of the Coffin family, lords of the manor of Alwington.
  • Yeo Vale


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ Mee, A. The King's England:Devon (Hodder and Stoughton 1965), P.18

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Coordinates: 51°00′N 4°16′W / 51.000°N 4.267°W / 51.000; -4.267