Burrington, Devon

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Northcote Manor Hotel
Burrington is located in Devon
Burrington shown within Devon
Population 538 (2001)
OS grid reference SS6316
Civil parish
  • Burrington
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX37
Dialling code 01769
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°56′02″N 3°56′22″W / 50.933889°N 3.939444°W / 50.933889; -3.939444Coordinates: 50°56′02″N 3°56′22″W / 50.933889°N 3.939444°W / 50.933889; -3.939444

Burrington is a village and civil parish in North Devon in England. In 2001 the population was 538.[1]

The village has a church, a Methodist chapel, a pub and shop-cum-Post Office. Unusually for a Devon village it has excellent bus services between Barnstaple and Exeter. The church, Holy Trinity, is Grade I listed and the pub, the Barnstaple Inn, is grade 2 listed. The pub is one of only two buildings within the village that are still thatched.

The parish church of Holy Trinity dates from the 16th century, but it is of old foundation and its incumbents are recorded from 1277. It has a notable granite arcade, wagon roof with carved bosses, an early 16th-century rood screen and a Norman font.[2] The tower is in the position of a north transept. The south door is original and has blank Perpendicular tracery; the communion rails are c. 1700.[3]

The parish records include the baptisms of the three children of William and Ann Blackmore (of Town) during the 1820s. William is described as the schoolteacher. One of the vicars of Burrington was Samuel Davis, the second of whose wives was Jane Elizabeth Blackmore, half sister of Richard Doddridge Blackmore, the author of Lorna Doone.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: North Devon Retrieved 28 January 2010
  2. ^ Harris, Helen (2004). A Handbook of Devon Parishes. Tiverton: Halsgrove. p. 37. ISBN 1-84114-314-6. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) North Devon. Harmondsworth: Penguin; pp. 65-66

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