Inwardleigh

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Inwardleigh
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Inwardleigh is located in Devon
Inwardleigh
Inwardleigh
Location within Devon
Area26.6301 km2 (10.2819 sq mi)
Population491 (2011 census)
• Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Inwardleigh
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
Websitehttp://www.inwardleigh.org.uk/index.php
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°46′33″N 4°02′32″W / 50.775793°N 4.0423182°W / 50.775793; -4.0423182Coordinates: 50°46′33″N 4°02′32″W / 50.775793°N 4.0423182°W / 50.775793; -4.0423182

Inwardleigh is a village and civil parish about 3 and a half miles north north west of Okehampton railway station,[1] in the West Devon district, in the county of Devon, England. The parish contains the village of Folly Gate. The A386 road runs through the parish.[2] In 2011 the parish had a population of 491.[3] The parish touches Hatherleigh, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton Hamlets, Jacobstowe and Northlew.[4]

Features[edit]

There are 17 listed buildings in Inwardleigh.[5]

History[edit]

Inwardleigh was recorded in the Domesday Book as Lege/Lega.[6] The name means 'Wood/clearing', with the "Inwar" part being a personal name.[7] It was formerly called Ingerley.[1] The parish was historically in the Black Torrington hundred.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of Inwardleigh in West Devon". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Inwardleigh Parish Council". Inwardleigh Parish Council. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Inwardleigh Parish". Noims. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Inwardleigh". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in Inwardleigh, West Devon, Devon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Devonshire I-L". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Inwardleigh Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  8. ^ "The Hundreds of Devon". GENUKI. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

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