Buckland Filleigh

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Buckland Filleigh House, viewed from north-east. As rebuilt circa 1810 by John Inglett Fortescue (1758–1841). St Mary's Parish Church is to the immediate east (left)

Buckland Filleigh is a village, civil parish and former manor in the Torridge district of North Devon, England, situated about 8 miles south of the town of Great Torrington. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 170. It is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Peters Marland, Petrockstowe, Highampton, Sheepwash and Shebbear.[1]

Within the parish is the manor house known as Buckland House, damaged by fire in 1798 and rebuilt in 1810 in the neo-classical style by John Inglett Fortescue (1758–1841) to the designs of the architect James Green.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Madeline Jane, Buckland Filleigh: A Continuous Thread, Bideford, 2005, Lazarus Press
  • Williams, H. Fulford, Notes on the parish of Buckland Filleigh, Devon, 1964, Typescript, 68pp.
  • Reichel, O.J., A Batch of Old Deeds Relating to Buckland Filleigh, Devonshire Association Transactions, vol. 41, 1909, pp. 41–55.

Coordinates: 50°51′43″N 4°11′10″W / 50.86194°N 4.18611°W / 50.86194; -4.18611