Musbury

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Musbury
Musbury Church.JPG
Musbury Church
Musbury is located in Devon
Musbury
Musbury
Musbury shown within Devon
Population543 
OS grid referenceSY275945
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEX13
Dialling code01297
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°44′44″N 3°01′37″W / 50.745459°N 3.026999°W / 50.745459; -3.026999Coordinates: 50°44′44″N 3°01′37″W / 50.745459°N 3.026999°W / 50.745459; -3.026999

Musbury is a village and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England. It lies approximately 2 miles away from Colyton and 2.5 miles away from Axminster, the nearest towns. Musbury is served by the A358 road and lies on the route of the East Devon Way, a 40-mile footpath following the Axe Valley. The village is within the East Devon Area of Natural Beauty. It has a post office, primary school,public house, fuel station and church. The parish population at the 2011 census was 543.[1]

History[edit]

The village takes its name from the Iron Age hill fort of Musbury Castle on the hill above it, from which there are views of the Axe Valley. The parish church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, is a 15th-century structure that was much rebuilt and restored by the Victorians. It contains the Drake Memorial dating from 1611.[2] A portrait of the village in 1940 appears in the final chapter of Cecil Day-Lewis's memoir The Buried Day.

Historic estates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ Peter Long (2005). The Hidden Places of Devon. Travel Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-904434-30-4.

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