Gidleigh


Gidleigh

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Gidleigh
latitude= 50.6800
longitude= -3.8806
area_total_sq_mi=
population_density=
area_footnotes=
population= 428 [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=3&b=437962&c=18ULGD0005&d=15&e=16&g=437962&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1193728096689&enc=1 Neighbourhood Statistics - Output Area 18ULGD0005] (Gidleigh and Throwleigh parishes)] (2001 Census)
civil_parish= Gidleigh
shire_district= West Devon
shire_county= Devon
region= South West England
london_distance= mi to km|196|precision=0
constituency_westminster= Torridge and West Devon
post_town= NEWTON ABBOT
postcode_area= TQ
postcode_district = TQ13
dial_code= 01647
os_grid_reference= SX671884
website=

Gidleigh is a village and civil parish in the West Devon district of Devon, England. Gidleigh is located within Dartmoor National Park.

Historically the parish consisted of a number of farmsteads and associated cottages scattered around the focal point of Holy Trinity church and the adjacent Gidleigh Castle (now in private hands). The population peaked at 180 in the mid 19th century. The 20th century saw the development of some substantial gentleman's residences - notably Gidleigh Park, which subsequently became a country house hotel - and the building of a village hall. The population is currently around the 130 mark. Gidleigh has never had a village shop, and residents rely on nearby Chagford for shops and other services.

ee also

*Gidleigh Castle

External links

* [http://www.gidleigh.com Gidleigh Park Hotel web site]

References


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