Lifton Hundred

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Lifton Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.[1]

The parishes in the hundred were:

Bradstone, Bratton Clovelly, Bridestowe, Broadwoodwidger, Coryton, Dunterton, Germansweek, Kelly, Lamerton, Lew Trenchard, Lifton, Lydford, Mary Tavy, Marystowe, Okehampton, Sourton, Stowford, Sydenham Damerel, Thrushelton and Virginstow [1]

White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire, (1850) describes the Lifton Hundred as ""On the western side of Devon, extends over about 140,000 acres of land, more than a third of which is in the wild and hilly district of Dartmoor Forest. . . The forest portion extends about 16 miles from north to south, and from 4 to 6 in breadth, extending westward to the river Tamar, on the borders of Cornwall; northward to Okehampton, and southward to the vicinity of Tavistock. It gives rise to many rivers and brooks, and is in the Southern Parliamentary Division of Devon; in Tavistock and Okehampton Polling Districts; in Lifton and Tavistock Petty Sessional Divisions; in the Archdeaconry of Totnes; and mostly in the Deanery of Tavistock, and partly that of Okehampton."

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  1. ^ a b "THE HUNDREDS OF DEVON". GENUKI. Retrieved 2011-06-18.