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Monkokehampton post office
Monkokehampton is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Area4.6258 km2 (1.7860 sq mi)
Population139 (2011 census)
• Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Monkokehampton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
50°49′52″N 4°00′52″W / 50.831077°N 4.0143975°W / 50.831077; -4.0143975Coordinates: 50°49′52″N 4°00′52″W / 50.831077°N 4.0143975°W / 50.831077; -4.0143975

Monkokehampton is a village and civil parish on the River Okement, about 3 miles east north east of Hatherleigh railway station,[1] in the West Devon district, in the county of Devon, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 139.[2] The parish touches Iddesleigh, Hatherleigh, Exbourne and Broadwoodkelly.[3] Alternative names for Monkokehampton are "Monk Okehampton", "Okehampton" and "Okehampton Monk".[4]


There are 16 listed buildings in Monkokehampton.[5]


Monkokehampton was recorded in the Domesday Book as Monuchementone/Monacochamentona.[6] Monk Okehampton once belonged to Glastonbury Abbey.[7] The parish was historically in the Black Torrington hundred.[8] On the 25th of March 1885 Barntown, Upcott, and Lewersland were transferred from the parish of Monk Okehampton to the parish of Broadwood Kelly. The transferred area contained 2 houses in 1891.[9]


  1. ^ "History of Monk Okehampton in West Devon". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Monkokehampton Parish". Noims. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Monkokehampton". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. ^ "History of Monk Okehampton in West Devon Place names". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in Monkokehampton, West Devon, Devon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Devonshire M-R". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  7. ^ Eilert Ekwall. The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names. Clarendon Press, 1960. p. 348. ISBN 0198691033. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  8. ^ "The Hundreds of Devon". GENUKI. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Relationships and Changes Monk Okehampton AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

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