Place:Bishop's Tawton, Devon, England

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NameBishop's Tawton
Alt namesBishops Tawtonsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Bishops-Tawtonsource: the hyphen brigade
Taintonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 77
Tautonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 77
TypeParish
Coordinates51.05°N 4.033°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoBarnstaple Rural, Devon, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
North Devon District, Devon, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bishop's Tawton is a village and civil parish in the North Devon District of Devon, England. Before 1974 it was in the Barnstaple Rural District. It is in the valley of the River Taw, about three miles south of Barnstaple. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,176.

The church spire is 14th century. Within the church, the baptismal font is Norman and there survive several mural monuments to the Chichester family of Hall [a local estate].

The farmhouse by the church was formerly a residence of the Bishops of Exeter until the Tudor period.

Famous residents include Clara Codd, the suffragette and theosophist, who was born in Pill House in October 1877 and who appears in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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