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Chawleigh is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population867 (2011)
OS grid referenceSS7112
Civil parish
  • Chawleigh
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEX18
Dialling code01769
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
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UK Parliament
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50°54′00″N 3°50′00″W / 50.9°N 3.833333°W / 50.9; -3.833333Coordinates: 50°54′00″N 3°50′00″W / 50.9°N 3.833333°W / 50.9; -3.833333

Chawleigh is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon in the English county of Devon, situated just off the A377 between Crediton and Barnstaple. It has a population of 621,[1] increasing to 867 at the 2011 Census.[2]

CHAWLEIGH, a parish and village on the south side of the Little Dart valley, 2 miles (3.2 km) S.E. of Chulmleigh, contains 850 inhabitants, and 5,478 acres (22.17 km2) of land; and has two cattle fairs, on May 6 and the Tuesday before the last Thursday in October. L.W. Buck, Hy. Reed, Cpr. Northcote, and the Rev. J. Russell have estates here, but about three-fourths of the parish belong to the Hon. Newton Fellowes, who is also lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £25. 14s. 2d., and in 1831 at £501, and now in the incumbency of the Rev. P.F. Clay, M.A., who has an ancient residence and 95 acres (380,000 m2) of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1849 for £470. 5s. 10d. per annum. The Church (St. James,) has an embattled tower, six bells and a handsomely carved screen. The parish has 24A. of land, ten houses, and several gardens let for about £90, which is mostly applied in the service of the church. The Free School and master's house are vested with the trustees of the parish lands; and here is another school supported by the rector. The poor parishioners have about £6 yearly from various bequests."

— From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish headcounts : Mid Devon Retrieved 27 January 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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