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Bondleigh: St James's church.
The bridge at Bondleigh, Devon.

Bondleigh is a village and civil parish in the West Devon district of Devon, England, on the River Taw, north of North Tawton.[1] According to the 2011 census it had a population of 167.[2]

Millsome Castle from Taw Green

The parish church, is dedicated to Saint James and is grade I listed. Although it was rebuilt in the 15th century, with 16th additions, it has traces of a Norman window above the chancel, as well as other Norman features: carved stones in the walls, the baptismal font and a tympanum. There are old bench-ends, and 15th century glass.[3][4] In the churchyard is the shaft of a late medieval cross made of granite which has lost its head.[5]

A mile to the north in the parish of Coldridge is the medieval motte or ringwork known as Millsome Castle.[6]


  1. ^ "Bondleigh". Devon County Council. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Bondleigh Parish Local Area Report". Nomis. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ Cherry, Bridget; Nikolaus Pevsner (2004). The buildings of England: Devon. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 188. ISBN 0-300-09596-1.
  4. ^ "CHURCH OF ST JAMES, Bondleigh - 1326420". Historic England. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  5. ^ "CHURCHYARD CROSS, Bondleigh - 1105390". Historic England. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Millsome Castle, Coldridge - 1016227". Historic England. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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Media related to Bondleigh at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°49′33″N 3°54′56″W / 50.82583°N 3.91556°W / 50.82583; -3.91556