Place:Bridgerule, Devon, England

Alt namesBrigesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 78
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.783°N 4.433°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoBlack Torrington Hundred, Devon, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was located
Stratton Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was located
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Bridgerule (Cornish: Ponsrowald) is a village and civil parish in Devon, England, a mile from the border with Cornwall, England. The parish is divided by the River Tamar, which no longer forms the border between Devon and Cornwall at this point. The river often floods the High Street.

Until 1844 the Tamar formed the border between Devon and Cornwall, and the western part of the parish was in Cornwall. West Bridgerule was transferred to Devon by the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844. When civil parishes were created in 1866, East Bridgerule and West Bridgerule became separate parishes, but the two were re-united in 1950 within Devon.

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