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St. Mary Magdelene's church, Huntshaw - - 660001.jpg
St Mary Magdalene's Church
Huntshaw is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population120 (2001 UK Census)
OS grid referenceSS 50551 22859
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTorrington
Postcode districtEX38
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
50°59′10″N 4°07′52″W / 50.986°N 4.131°W / 50.986; -4.131Coordinates: 50°59′10″N 4°07′52″W / 50.986°N 4.131°W / 50.986; -4.131

Huntshaw is a village and civil parish located 2.5 north north east of Great Torrington,[1] in the Torridge district, in the county of Devon, England.

In 2001 the population of the civil parish of Huntshaw was 120,[2] although it was 143 in 1901 and 212 in 1801, Huntshaw was in the Fremington hundred.[3]

The parish church of St Mary Magdalene[4] is Grade II* Listed.[5] There is a mast in Huntshaw called Huntshaw Cross transmitting station.

Other features in Huntshaw include Huntshaw Barton[6], Berry Castle[7] and Huntshaw Mill Bridge which is Grade II listed, although some of it is in Weare Giffard CP.[8]


The name "Huntshaw" means 'Hun's wood' or 'honey wood',[9] possibly because of the sweetness of the water or swarms of bees in the nearby woods.[10] Huntshaw was recorded in the Domesday Book as Huneseue.[11][12]


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  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Check Browser Settings". Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  3. ^ "Huntshaw". 2010-05-14. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  4. ^ "St Mary Magdalene Church of England, Huntshaw, Devon genealogy". GENUKI. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  5. ^ Good Stuff IT Services (1960-10-04). "Church of St Mary Magdalene - Huntshaw - Devon - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  6. ^ "North Devon B&B Bed and Breakfast Farmhouse Accommodation - nr Barnstaple, Torrington and Bideford". Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Berry Castle (33126)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  8. ^ Good Stuff IT Services (1988-10-19). "Huntshaw Mill Bridge (that Part in Huntshaw Cp) - Weare Giffard - Devon - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  9. ^ "Huntshaw Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  10. ^ "History of Huntshaw". Archived from the original on 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
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  12. ^ "DocumentsOnline | Image Details". The National Archives. Retrieved 2011-06-16.