East Anstey

Coordinates: 51°01′N 3°37′W / 51.017°N 3.617°W / 51.017; -3.617
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St Michaels church, East Anstey

East Anstey is a village and civil parish in the North Devon district of Devon, England. The parish is located in an area which has been designated as an area of 'Great Landscape Value'.[1] The village falls within the South Molton Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes.[2] The village has a Grade II listed church, the Church of St Michael, which has a 15th-century tower and south porch but which was largely rebuilt in 1871.[3]

The name 'Anstey' is derived from the Old English word ‘an-stiga’ meaning ‘a hill pathway for one’.[4] East Anstey had a station on the old GWR Taunton - Barnstaple Victoria Road which closed in 1966. The station is now a private residence.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Rev John Froude II (1777-1852), Vicar of Molland-cum-Knowstone, an extreme example of the "hunting parson".


  1. ^ http://www.tour-devon.com/east%20anstey/east%20anstey.html, "Tour Devon" Retrieved 15 October 2014
  2. ^ http://www.devon.gov.uk/historiceastanstey Archived 2014-10-18 at the Wayback Machine, "East Anstey, Devon County Council" Retrieved 15 October 2014
  3. ^ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-97361-church-of-st-michael-east-anstey-devon, "British Listed Buildings" Retrieved 15 October 2014
  4. ^ http://www.eastanstey.org.uk/, "East Anstey Parish Council" Retrieved 15 October 2014

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51°01′N 3°37′W / 51.017°N 3.617°W / 51.017; -3.617