Bickington

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Bickington Methodist church.
Church and lychgate, Bickington.

Bickington is a village and civil parish in the Teignbridge district of Devon, England, on the east edge of the Dartmoor National Park. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 311. The village is about five miles west of Newton Abbot, on the River Lemon. The church is 15th century; its lychgate has a room over it.

This village appeared on the BBC's Country File programme in November 2017, where its apparent decline was the subject of the feature. This was followed up in to local media[1] which expanded on the BBC's feature.

A book about Bickington, entitled "The Book of Bickington", was published in 2000.[2]

Village Amenities[edit]

  • Church (St Mary the Virgin, Church of England)
  • Village Hall
  • Public House (Dartmoor Half Way Inn)
  • Camp site
  • Common Land (Ramshorn Down)
  • Farm Shop (Granny Pat's)
  • Picnic Area
  • Bus Stops

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheaves, Becky (18 November 2017). "Devon Live article - Devon village a shadow of its form self". Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ Hands, Stuart (2000). The book of Bickington. Halsgrove. ISBN 1-84114-055-4.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bickington at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°32′N 3°41′W / 50.533°N 3.683°W / 50.533; -3.683