Monkleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Parish church: St. George
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1548
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
MONKLEIGH (St. George), a parish, in the union of Bideford, hundred of Shebbear, Great Torrington and N. divisions of Devon, 2¾ miles (W. N. W.) from Great Torrington, on the road to Bideford; containing 699 inhabitants. It is bounded on the east by the river Torridge, which separates it from the parishes of Great Torrington and Wear-Giffard. The prevailing soil is a brown loam, resting upon clay; in the southern extremity of the parish is a narrow vein of red land, about a quarter of a mile broad, stretching from east to west. There is a considerable portion of rich woodland, which contributes greatly to embellish the scenery. A small canal belonging to the Rolle family, commencing from the point where the Torridge ceases to be navigable, passes through the parish to Great Torrington, affording conveyance for limestone, which is burnt into lime in several kilns here. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £12. 14. 7., and has a net income of £150: about two-thirds of the great tithes belong to Miss Saltren, who has the patronage; and the remainder to the barton and manor of Annery. The church contains some interesting monuments, among which is one to the memory of Chief Justice Sir William Hankford, who is said to have been accidentally killed at this place, in 1422, by his park-keeper.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Devon
- Civil Registration District: Bideford
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Hartland
- Poor Law Union: Bideford
- Hundred: Shebbear
- Province: Canterbury