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Croyde community page

Croyde is located within North Devon local authority area. Historically it formed part of Braunton Hundred. It falls within Barnstaple Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library.

You can look for other material on the community by using the place search on the main local studies database. Further historical information is also available on the Genuki website.

Maps: The image below is of the Croyde area on Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765.

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On the County Series Ordnance Survey mapping the area is to be found on 1:2,500 sheet 8/5,6 Six inch (1:10560) sheet 8NW
The National Grid reference for the centre of the area is SS445391. On the post 1945 National Grid Ordnance Survey mapping the sheets are: 1:10,000 (six inch to a mile: sheet SS43NW, 1:25,000 mapping: sheet Explorer 139, Landranger (1:50,000) mapping: sheet 180. Geological sheet 292 also covers the area.

Extract from Devon by W.G.Hoskins (1954), included by kind permission of the copyright holder:

In the old village of Croyde [in the parish of GEORGHAM] are a number of attractive cottages but the coastal end has been "developed."

Kelly's directory of Devonshire, 1935 describes Croyde bay as much frequented as a health resort and for sea bathing. The chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, erected in 1874, is a plain building of stone. The Baptist chapel [was] founded in 1824.


Creator: Devon Library and Information Services
Title: Croyde community page
Imprint: Exeter : Devon Library and Information Services
Date: 2004
Format: Web page : HTML
Series: Devon community web pages ; GAZCRO7
Ref. no.: WEB GAZCRO7
Coverage: Devon . Croyde . History . Web pages

Last Updated: 22/03/2005



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