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Highweek community page

Highweek is located within Teignbridge local authority area. Historically it formed part of Teignbridge Hundred. It falls within Moretonhampstead 1 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 777 in 1801 2709 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. In 1641/2 128 adult males signed the Protestation returns. Ancient parish and village in Newton Abbot.

A parish history file is held in Newton Abbot 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 Highweek 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 109/11 Six inch (1:10560) sheet 109SE
The National Grid reference for the centre of the area is SX848721. On the post 1945 National Grid Ordnance Survey mapping the sheets are: 1:10,000 (six inch to a mile: sheet SX87SW, 1:25,000 mapping: sheet Explorer 031, Landranger (1:50,000) mapping: sheet 191. Geological sheet 339 also covers the area.

Illustrations: The image below is of Highweek as included in the Library's Etched on Devon's memory website. Other images can be searched for on the local studies catalogue.


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

Creator: Devon Library and Information Services
Title: Highweek community page
Imprint: Exeter : Devon Library and Information Services
Date: 2004
Format: Web page : HTML
Series: Devon community web pages ; GAZHIG7
Ref. no.: WEB GAZHIG7
Coverage: Devon . Highweek . History . Web pages

Last Updated: 09/02/2005

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