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East Buckland community page

East Buckland is located within North Devon local authority area. Historically it formed part of Braunton Hundred. It falls within South Molton 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. The population was 139 in 1801 96 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. In 1641/2 42 adult males signed the Protestation returns.

A parish history file is held in South Molton 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 East Buckland area on Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765.


On the County Series Ordnance Survey mapping the area is to be found on 1:2,500 sheet 14/7,11 Six inch (1:10560) sheet 14NE,SE
The National Grid reference for the centre of the area is SS677314. On the post 1945 National Grid Ordnance Survey mapping the sheets are: 1:10,000 (six inch to a mile: sheet SS63SE, 1:25,000 mapping: sheet Outdoor Leisure 09, Landranger (1:50,000) mapping: sheet 180. Geological sheet 293 also covers the area.

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

EAST BUCKLAND lies high in the southern foothills of Exmoor. The church (St. Michael) was rebuilt, except the tower, in 1860. Brayley Barton was a Domesday estate. So, too, were Middlecott and Tossells Barton, both called Buckland in Domesday. (R.H., 427.)

Creator: Devon Library and Information Services
Title: East Buckland community page
Imprint: Exeter : Devon Library and Information Services
Date: 2004
Format: Web page : HTML
Series: Devon community web pages ; GAZEAS3
Ref. no.: WEB GAZEAS3
Coverage: Devon . East Buckland . History . Web pages

Last Updated: 22/03/2005

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