Western Taw zone

Parishes explored

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Ashreigney parish had a combined population of 446 in the 2011 census. Two thirds of it lies in the Taw Valley Devon Character Area (DCA). Its western third is part of the (DCA) known as the High Culm Ridges.

Atherington parish had a combined population of 402 in the 2011 census. Most of it is in the Taw Valley Devon Character Area (DCA). The southwestern corner of the parish is infiltrated by part of the DCA known as the High Culm Ridges.
Bondleigh parish had a population of 167 in the 2011 census. It lies almost entirely within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as High Taw Farmland.
Bow parish had a population of 1,247 in the 2011 census. It partly overlaps the Devon Character Area known as Crediton Rolling Farmland.
Brushford parish combined with Eggesford parish had a population of 143 in the 2011 census and lies mainly within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as the Taw Valley. but with northern and southern edges in the High Culm Ridges DCA.
Burrington parish had a combined population of 538 in the 2011 census. Most of it lies in the Taw Valley Devon Character Area (DCA). To the west, about a quarter of the parish is part of the DCA known as the High Culm Ridges.
Coldridge parish (combined with Nymet Rowland parish) had a population of 498 in the 2011 census. It mainly consists of rolling-hilled farmland which is part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as High Taw Farmland. To the north, a tongue dips down into the Taw Valley DCA.
Down St Mary parish had a population of 987 in the 2011 census. It is encompassed by the Devon Character Area known as Crediton Rolling Farmland.
Eggesford parish with Brushford parish had a combined population of 143 in the 2011 census. Pushing in from the southwest, it comprises a knobbly hill-finger, part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as the High Culm Ridges. Around the edges of this hill-finger lies the Taw Valley DCA.
High Bickington parish had a combined population of 837 in the 2011 census. The eastern half rests in the Taw Valley Devon Character Area (DCA). The western half of the parish is part of the DCA known as the High Culm Ridges.
Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey parish had a combined population of 487 in the 2011 census. It is entirely enclosed by the Devon Character Area known as the High Culm Ridges.
North Tawton parish had a population of 1,859 in the 2011 census – large enough to function administratively as a Town Council. It takes its name from our eponymous river, and squats entirely within the Devon Character Area known as High Taw Farmland.
Nymet Rowland parish is a tiny speck of land. Combined with Coldridge parish, they together had a population of 498 in the 2011 census. It sits almost entirely within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as High Taw Farmland.
South Tawton parish had a population of 1,269 in the 2011 census. It takes its name from the Taw river, and spreads itself between the Devon Character Area known as High Taw Farmland and Dartmoor.
Spreyton parish had a population of 380 in the 2011 census. It sits mainly in the Devon Character Area known as High Taw Farmland.
Tawstock parish had a combined population of 2,105 in the 2011 census. It is mainly comprised of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as the High Culm Ridges with snatches of the Taw Valley DCA.
Wembworthy parish boasted a population of 246 in the 2011 census. From the west push a couple of hills from the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as the High Culm Ridges. These infiltrate a slab of the Taw Valley DCA.
Winkleigh parish hosted a population of 1,622 in the 2011 census. It almost entirely consists of the southernmost part of the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as the High Culm Ridges.
Woolfardisworthy parish with Washford Pyne parish had a population of 282 in the 2011 census. It partially overlaps both the Devon Character Area (DCA) of Witheridge and Rackenford Moor and the Crediton Rolling Farmland DCA.
Yarnscombe parish had a combined population of 293 in the 2011 census. The convoluted eastern half rests in the Taw Valley Devon Character Area (DCA). The western half of the parish is part of the DCA known as the High Culm Ridges.
Zeal Monachorum parish had a population of 413 in the 2011 census. The majority, to the west of the river Yeo, lies within the Devon Character Area (DCA) known as High Taw Farmland. The southeastern quarter is part of the DCA called Crediton Rolling Farmland.

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