West Anstey

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West Anstey
West Anstey, churchyard - geograph.org.uk - 147408.jpg
churchyard
West Anstey is located in Devon
West Anstey
West Anstey
Location within Devon
Area12.1938 km2 (4.7081 sq mi)
Population163 (2011 census)
• Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • West Anstey
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon
51°02′06″N 3°38′19″W / 51.035009°N 3.6385427°W / 51.035009; -3.6385427Coordinates: 51°02′06″N 3°38′19″W / 51.035009°N 3.6385427°W / 51.035009; -3.6385427

West Anstey is a village and civil parish on the River Yeo,[1] about 5 miles west of Dulverton[2] in the North Devon district, in the county of Devon, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 163.[3] The parish touches Molland, East Anstey and Withypool and Hawkridge.[4]

Features[edit]

There are 26 listed buildings in West Anstey,[5] In 1881 it had its own postman and school.[6]

History[edit]

Anstey was recorded in the Domesday Book as Anestinge.[7] The name "Anstey" probably means 'steep narrow footpath'.[8] Alternative names for West Anstey are "Anstey West" and "Anstey".[9] The parish was historically in the South Molton hundred.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of West Anstey in North Devon". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "West Anstey". GENUKI. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – West Anstey Parish (E04003124)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ "West Anstey". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in West Anstey, North Devon, Devon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  6. ^ "West Anstey Village". Victoria County History. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Devonshire A-B". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  8. ^ "West Anstey Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  9. ^ "History of West Anstey in North Devon Place names". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  10. ^ "The Hundreds of Devon". GENUKI. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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