Southleigh

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Southleigh
Southleigh is located in Devon
Southleigh
Southleigh
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSY2086193521
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCOLYTON
Postcode districtEX24
Dialling code01297
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°44′09″N 3°07′22″W / 50.735887°N 3.122812°W / 50.735887; -3.122812Coordinates: 50°44′09″N 3°07′22″W / 50.735887°N 3.122812°W / 50.735887; -3.122812

Southleigh is a village and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England. Its nearest town is Colyton, which lies approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) east from the village. Southleigh parish encompasses Wiscombe Park with its hill climb course.

The parish church is dedicated to St. Lawrence.[1]

The parish is home to an Iron Age hill fort, Blackbury Castle (also known as Blackbury Camp). It was built during the 4th century BC. It was used by an Iron Age tribal people, probably for several hundred years. Blackbury Camp had impressive ramparts, and the single entrance was protected by a large triangular earthwork or barbican. Now surrounded by woodland, the hill fort is a popular spot for picnics.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Lawrence's Church". holyford.org. Holyford Mission Community. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  2. ^ "History of Blackbury Camp". English Heritage. Retrieved 25 September 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Southleigh at Wikimedia Commons