Burrington, Devon

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Northcote Manor Hotel
Grid reference: SS638167
Location: 50°56’2"N, 3°56’22"W
Population: 538  (2001)
Post town: Umberleigh
Postcode: EX37
Dialling code: 01769
Local Government
Council: North Devon
North Devon

Burrington is a village in the north of Devon. In 2001 the population was 538.

The village has a church, a Methodist chapel, a pub and shop-cum-Post Office. Unusually for a Devon village it has excellent bus services between Barnstaple and Exeter.

The village pub is the Barnstaple Inn, and is Grade II listed. The pub is one of only two buildings within the village that are still thatched.

Parish church

The parish church, Holy Trinity, dates from the 16th century, but it is of old foundation and its incumbents are recorded from 1277. It has a notable granite arcade, wagon roof with carved bosses, an early 16th-century rood screen and a Norman font.[1] The tower is in the position of a north transept. The south door is original and has blank Perpendicular tracery; the communion rails are c. 1700.[2]

The church is a Grade I listed building.

The parish records include the baptisms of the three children of William and Ann Blackmore (of Town) during the 1820s. William is described as the schoolteacher. One of the vicars of Burrington was Samuel Davis, the second of whose wives was Jane Elizabeth Blackmore, half sister of Richard Doddridge Blackmore, the author of Lorna Doone.

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  1. Harris, Helen (2004). A Handbook of Devon Parishes. Tiverton: Halsgrove. p. 37. ISBN 1-84114-314-6. 
  2. Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Devon, 1952; 1989 Penguin Books ISBN 978-0-300-09596-8page 65-66