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Brictric Son Of Algar
Brictric was a powerful Saxon thegn whose many English landholdings, mostly in the West Country, are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Life According to the account by the ''Continuator of Wace'' and others, in his youth Brictric declined the romantic advances of Matilda of Flanders (c. 1031 – 1083), later wife of King William the Conqueror, and his great fiefdom was thereupon seized by her. Whatever the truth of the matter, years later when she was ruling England as regent, she used her authority to confiscate Brictric's lands and threw him into prison, where he died. Samuel Lysons in his '' Magna Britannia'' refers to a Godeva as being the "widow of Brictric, in dower" of two manors in Devon in a footnote to his table of the general division of property at the time of the Domesday survey. Brictric's other lands were granted after Matilda's death in 1083 by her eldest son King William Rufus (1087–1100) to Robert FitzHamon (died 1107), the conqueror of Glamorgan, whose dau ...
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Saxon
The Saxons ( la, Saxones, german: Sachsen, ang, Seaxan, osx, Sahson, nds, Sassen, nl, Saksen) were a group of early Germanic Germanic may refer to: * Germanic peoples, an ethno-linguistic group identified by their use of the Germanic languages ** List of ancient Germanic peoples and tribes * Germanic languages :* Proto-Germanic language, a reconstructed proto-language of ... * * * * peoples whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony Old Saxony is the original homeland of the Saxons. It corresponds roughly to the modern German states of Lower Saxony, Westphalia, Nordalbingia (Holstein, southern part of Schleswig-Holstein) and western Saxony-Anhalt, which all lie in northwestern ..., la, Saxonia) near the North Sea The North Sea is a sea The sea, connected as the world ocean or simply the ocean The ocean (also the sea or the world ocean) is the body of salt water which covers approximately 71% of the surface of the Ear ...
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Feudal Barony Of Gloucester
The feudal barony of Gloucester or Honour (feudal barony), Honour of Gloucester was one of the largest of the mediaeval English feudal barony, English feudal baronies, in 1166 comprising 279 knight's fees, or Manorialism, manors. The constituent landholdings were spread over many counties. The location of the ''caput'' at Gloucester is not certain as Gloucester Castle appears to have been a royal castle, but it is known that the Court baron, baronial court was held at Bristol in Gloucestershire. Descent Pre-Norman Conquest Brictric son of Algar Although English feudal baronies are generally stated to have been brought into existence by the early Norman kings of England following the Norman Conquest of 1066 and the subsequent feudal land tenure in England, feudal land tenure ''per baroniam'', in the instance of the barony of Gloucester it is well recorded that many of the lands of the Norman barony had been held before 1066 by the great Saxon thegn Brictric son of Algar. According ...
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High Bickington
High Bickington is a rural village and civil parish in the Torridge District, Torridge district of Devon, England. The village lies on the B3217 road, around east of Great Torrington, south-west of South Molton, and south of Barnstaple. At the 2011 United Kingdom census, 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 837. The village is on a slight ridge near the valley of the River Taw, at an elevation of around , among largely cultivated hills and woods. The ridge has unbroken views across the valley towards Exmoor. High Bickington is one of four settlements in Devon with "Bickington" in its name: the others are the village of Bickington near Newton Abbot, the hamlet of Fremington, Devon, Bickington west of Barnstaple, and Abbots Bickington near Holsworthy. History With its origins in Saxon times (around 650), or earlier, the manor of High Bickington is referred to as 'Bichentone' in the ''Domesday Book'' of 1086. Before the Norman Conquest, the manor belonged to a Saxon noble ...
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Lapford
Lapford is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon in the England, English county of Devon. It had a population of 993 in 2001, reducing to 867 at the United Kingdom Census 2011, 2011 census. Lapford is part of Taw Valley ward whose population at the above census was 1,629. Churches There are three churches in the village. St Thomas of Canterbury Church of England, C of E church, Lapford Community Church and Lapford Congregational church. Originally a Norman chapel, the church of St Thomas of Canterbury is listed Grade I and partly dates back to shortly after the murder of Thomas Becket (1170), having been almost completely rebuilt, extended and then re-dedicated on the orders of Henry II of England, King Henry II by William de Tracey, one of the assassins. De Tracey was lord of the manor of Bradninch, which then included most of what is now Lapford. It was further rebuilt and extended in the 15th & 16th centuries. The wall paintings and plasterwork were lost at the time of ...
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Ashreigney
Ashreigney is a village and civil parish in the Torridge District, Torridge district of Devon, England, about 15 miles south of the town of Barnstaple. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 446, compared to 540 in 1901. The church is mostly fifteenth century and has a Medieval architecture, medieval baptismal font, font. The village was recorded in the ''Domesday Book''."The Domesday Book Index"
, Haughton.net. Retrieved 4 November 2007 Within the parish is the small settlement of Riddlecombe, which was a medieval Manorialism, manor.


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Winkleigh
Winkleigh is a civil parish and small village in Devon, England. It is part of the local government area of Torridge District Council. The population of the parish at the 2011 census was 1,305, compared to 1,079 in 1901. The population of the electoral ward in 2011 was 2,068. History During World War II, the RAF Winkleigh Airfield was used by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, RNoAF from 1944 as the main training Centre in the UK after Norway shifted from Little Norway in Toronto Canada to re-locate the training facilities to a place nearer to the War theatre. The former RAF base is now the site of the West of England Transport Collection, which stores over 200 cars, lorries and buses of historical interest. It is not normally open to the public. In 1975 the deaths of three members of the Luxton family at nearby West Chapple Farm, brought media interest to the area. A book ''Earth to Earth'' by John Cornwell (writer), John Cornwell was published about this murder and suicide case ...
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Iddesleigh
Iddesleigh is a village and civil parish in the county of Devon, England. The settlement has ancient origins and is listed in the ''Domesday Book''. The village lies on the B3217 road, roughly central in its parish of around , about north of the town of Okehampton. Iddesleigh has been described as an attractive small village, with good views of Dartmoor to the south. Its church is a grade I listed building and there are a number of other listed buildings in the parish. Toponymy and early history The name ''Iddesleigh'' derives from the Old English personal name, ''Ēadwīġ'' (or perhaps ''Ēadwulf''), and ''lēah'', a wood or clearing. The first documentary evidence of the settlement appears in the ''Domesday Book'' (1086), where it is referred to twice, as ''Edeslege'' and as ''Iweslei''. By the 13th century its name was recorded as ''Edulvesly'' and in 1428 as ''Yeddeslegh''. ''Domesday Book'' shows that in 1086 the majority of the manor of Iddesleigh (under the name of ' ...
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Langtree
Langtree is a village and parish A parish is a territorial entity in many Christian Christians () are people who follow or adhere to Christianity, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus in Christianity, Jesus Christ. The words ''Christ ( ... in north Devon Devon (, archaically known as Devonshire) is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary The ''Chambers Dictionary'' (''TCD'') was first published by William Ch ..., England, situated about 4 miles south-west of Great Torrington Great Torrington (often abbreviated to Torrington, though the villages of Little Torrington and Black Torrington are situated in the same region) is a small market town in the north of Devon, England. Parts of it are sited on high ground with ste ... and 8 miles south of Bideford Bideford ( ) is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge The River Torri ...
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Littleham
Littleham is a village and civil parish in the Torridge District, Torridge district of north Devon in south west England, about south of Bideford. The parish had a population of 446 at the 2011 census. The parish is bounded by the River Torridge in the north-east, and its tributary the River Yeo (tributary of the Torridge), River Yeo in the south and east. Governance The first tier of local government is Littleham and Landcross parish council, a joint parish council with the small parish of Landcross, Devon, Landcross which lies to the east on the opposite bank of the Yeo. Community facilities Littleham has active film and gardening clubs. The Film Club usually shows a film on the first Saturday of most months. The village has a Scout Group (1st Littleham), and there is also a children's club just outside the village, for children that suffer from mental disabilities. Churches There is a Methodist Chapel dated 1810, and St. Swithun's Church, which dates from Norman times. ...
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Bideford
Bideford ( ) is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge The River Torridge is a river in Devon Devon (, also known as Devonshire) is a Counties of England, county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounde ... in north Devon Devon (, archaically known as Devonshire) is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary The ''Chambers Dictionary'' (''TCD'') was first published by William Ch ..., south-west England. It is the main town of the Torridge Torridge is a Non-metropolitan district, local government district in North Devon, England. Its council is based in Bideford. Other towns and villages in the district include Holsworthy, Devon, Holsworthy, Great Torrington, Hartland, Devon, Har ... local government district The districts of England (also known as local authority d ...
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Clovelly
Clovelly () is a harbour village in the Torridge District, Torridge district of Devon, England. Its steep pedestrianised Cobblestone, cobbled main street, traditional architecture, donkeys and views over the Bristol Channel attract numerous tourists. At the 2011 census, the parish population was 443, which was 50 fewer than ten years previously.Key figures for Clovelly Bay
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The Wards and electoral divisions of the United Kingdom, ward of Clovelly Bay includes the island of Lundy. An entrance fee is charged to enter the village via a village visitor centre which also charges for parking, entrance to two museums, Clovelly Court gardens, and ...
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Halwill
Halwill is a village in Devon, England just off the A3079 road, A3079 Okehampton to Holsworthy, Devon, Holsworthy road. About a mile away on the main road is another settlement called Halwill Junction. This name brings to mind the former significance of the two villages, as home to an important railway junction, where the North Cornwall Railway (forming part of a main line railway from Exeter to Plymouth) diverged from the earlier Okehampton to Bude Line, see Halwill Junction railway station. Portions for the two routes separated and rejoined at Halwill station, giving the villages a much better service than larger habitations in the area. There is a football pitch in Halwill as well as a newsagents, Fish and Chip shop and other shops. The local football team play on the football pitch. Notable people *William Stanlake, recipient of the Victoria Cross External links

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