Place:Chagford, Devon, England

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NameChagford
Alt namesCagefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 78
Cagefortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 78
Chagefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 78
Kagefortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 78
TypeTown
Coordinates50.667°N 3.833°W
Located inDevon, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Chagford is a small town and civil parish on the north-east edge of Dartmoor, in Devon, England, close to the River Teign. It is located off the A382, about 4 miles (6 km) west of Moretonhampstead. The name Chagford is derived from the word chag, meaning gorse or broom, and the ford suffix indicates its importance as a crossing place on the River Teign. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 1,470.

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