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Northam, Devon
Northam () is a market town, civil parish and electoral ward in Devon, England, lying north of Bideford. The civil parish also includes the villages of Westward Ho!, Appledore, Torridge, Appledore, West Appledore, Diddywell, Buckleigh and Silford, and the residential areas of Orchard Hill and Raleigh Estate. The population at the 2011 census was 5,427. History Northam is thought to have been the site of an Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Saxon earthwork fortification, and an area between Northam and Appledore is conjectured to have been where the Danish Viking Ubba (or Hubba) was repelled during the reign of Alfred the Great. This is commemorated in local place names like Bloody Corner and Hubba's Rock (or Hubbleston), which is supposed to be the site where Ubba was killed. It was also the site of the Battle of Northam in 1069 where the sons of Harold Godwinson were defeated. Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Northam, St Margaret's church is the Anglicanism, Anglican parish church for the town ...
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Torridge District
Torridge is a local government district The districts of England (also known as local authority districts or local government districts to distinguish from unofficial city districts) are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. As the str ... in north Devon Devon (, archaically known as Devonshire) is a Counties of England, county in South West England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north ..., England. Its council is based in Bideford Bideford ( ) is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, South West England, south-west England. It is the main town of the Torridge District, Torridge Districts of England, local government district. Toponymy In .... Other towns and villages in the district include Holsworthy, Great Torrington Great Torrington (often abbreviated to Torrington, ...
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