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The Earl of Portsmouth
Chawleigh is located in Devon
Chawleigh shown within Devon
Population 867 (2011)
OS grid reference SS7112
Civil parish
  • Chawleigh
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX18
Dialling code 01769
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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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)


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