Central Taw zone

Parishes explored

PARISH INFORMATION

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Bishop’s Tawton parish had a population of 2,105 in the 2011 census. It is mainly encompassed by the Devon Character Area known as Codden Hill and Wooded Estates.
Chawleigh parish had a population of 642 in the 2011 census. It mainly comprises high farmland which is part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor. Infiltrating like a placenta from all sides except the northeast are tributaries of the Taw Valley DCA.
Chittlehamholt parish had a population of 169 in the 2011 census. A knob of land in the northern centre of this parish is the southernmost extension of the Devon Character Area (DCA) called the Codden Hill and Wooded Estates. The rest of the parish lies in the Taw Valley DCA.
Chittlehampton parish had a population of 843 in the 2011 census. Much of it straddles the Devon Character Area (DCA) called the Codden Hill and Wooded Estates . Either side, the feet of the parish dangle in the Taw Valley DCA
Chulmleigh parish had a population of 1,323 in the 2011 census. To north and southeast is high farmland, part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor. Punching deep to the east from a solid western base is the Taw Valley DCA.
East Worlington parish had a population of 220 in the 2011 census. The parish is fully enclosed within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor.
Filleigh parish had a population of 268 in the 2011 census. Most of his lanes criss-cross the Devon Character Area (DCA) called the Codden Hill and Wooded Estates. A shortish lane loop crosses the DCA called North Devon Downs.
George Nympton parish bundled with Queen’s Nympton parish had a population of 175 in the 2011 census. It lies entirely within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as South Molton Farmland.
King’s Nympton parish had a population of 403 in the 2011 census. Bounded half way around by the Mole river (a tributary of the Taw), it is almost entirely comprised of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as the Taw Valley.
Lapford parish had a population of 987 in the 2011 census. It hosts the Lapford Yeo tributary and its confluence with the Taw, below which the Taw valley is clearly a flood plain for a real river. The northern two thirds of the parish lies in the Devon Character Area (DCA) of Witheridge and Rackenford Moor. After traversing tiny slivers of the Taw Valley and Crediton Rolling Farmland DCAs (where they meet), the southern third of the parish rises up onto the DCA known as High Taw Farmland.
Mariansleigh parish had a population of 161 in the 2011 census and lies entirely within the Devon Character Area known as the Taw Valley.
Meshaw parish had a population of 275 in the 2011 census. Most of it is high farmland, part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor. A small northern portion lies in the Taw Valley DCA.
Morchard Bishop parish had a population of 1,078 in the 2011 census. It is mainly in the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Crediton Rolling Farmland but with a northern chunk in the Witheridge and Rackenford Moor DCA.
Queen’s Nympton parish bundled with George Nympton parish had a population of 175 in the 2011 census. It lies entirely within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as South Molton Farmland.
Rackenford parish had a population of 330 in the 2011 census. The parish is on the eastern edge of the Devon Character Area known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor.
Romansleigh parish bundled with Meshaw parish had a population of 275 in the 2011 census. To the south is high farmland, part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor. A few pouches to the north lie in the Taw Valley DCA.
Rose Ash parish had a population of 298 in the 2011 census. Nearly half, to the south, is high farmland, part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor. Its larger portion, to the north, lies in the Taw Valley DCA.
Satterleigh and Warkleigh parish had a population of 170 in the 2011 census. Most of it straddles the Devon Character Area (DCA) called the Codden Hill and Wooded Estates . Either side, its knees hug the Taw Valley DCA.
South Molton parish, with its eponymous town, had a population of 4,875 in the 2011 census. It sits within the western end of the Devon Character Area known as South Molton Farmland.
Swimbridge parish had a population of 1,005 in the 2011 census. It sits half astride the Devon Character Area (DCA) called the Codden Hill and Wooded Estates and the DCA called North Devon Downs.
Thelbridge parish had a population of 337 in the 2011 census. Incorporating part of the Taw watershed’s easternmost boundary, the parish is also fully enclosed within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor.
Washford Pyne parish combined with Woolfardisworthy parish had a population of 282 in the 2011 census. It is fully enclosed within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as Witheridge and Rackenford Moor.
Witheridge parish had a population of 1,410 in the 2011 census, with a small town and fascinating history. The parish is fully enclosed within the eponymous Devon Character Area of Witheridge and Rackenford Moor.

Copyright © Ditch Townsend and Devon Lanes, 2018

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