Pictures of the village from old postcards and photographs

All church pictures are on the Burrington church pages.


A grotesque in the snow - somewhere in the village...


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In & around the village
+ old school pictures
Around the village Square
Other village centre pictures
The pub and Barton Road
Photos by H. A. Cole, 1906


Burrington on Google Street View
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with a view to scanning & placing on these pages.
 Please call me on 01769 520630
Thanks, Dave Tylcoat, Barton Road.


The Burrington entry in the Post Office Directory of Devonshire, Kelly & Co, 1856:




Burrington is a parish and village about 2 miles south-west from South Molton Road station and about the same distance from the Portsmouth Arms station, both on the North Devon branch of the Southern (late London and South Western) railway (the latter being in the parish), 4 north-west from Chulmleigh and about 12 south-west from South Molton, rural deanery of Chulmleigh, archdeaconry of Barnstaple and diocese of Exeter. A stone bridge of three arches across the River Taw, erected in 1908, half a mile west from the Portsmouth Arms railway station, connects this parish with Chittlehamholt. The church of Holy Trinity is an ancient edifice of stone, in mixed styles, consisting of a tower on the north side containing a clock and 6 bells; the clock was the gift of Mrs. Budgett in memory of her husband; the church was entirely restored in 1869 and has an open oak roof, the piers supporting it being solid monoliths of granite; there is a handsome carved oak screen and a memorial window to the Rev. James Buckingham, rector here from 1814; a brass tablet was erected in 1902 as a memorial to William Buckingham JP of Northcote Manor, and his wife and eldest daughter; a new organ was provided in 1900; and oak eagle lectern was presented to the church in 1910 by Mrs. Buckingham in memory of her husband A. W. Buckingham Esq.; the church has 350 sittings. the living is a vicarage, net yearly value 458, including 15 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of and held since 1903 by the Rev. Mortimer Drury Buckingham of Chulmleigh. There are United Methodist and Baptist Chapels. The poor receive 2 a year from Pyncombe's charity. A fair is held on Trinity Monday yearly for cattle and sheep. Northcote Manor is the property and residence of Major General Sir Harold Arthur Lewis Tagart KCMG; CB; DSO; JP and commander of the Legion of Honour who is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is dun land, the subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and land in pasture. The area is 5323 acres of land and 26 of water. The population in 1911 was 662.
POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE: Mrs. Elsie Short, sub-postmistress. Letters through Chulmleigh which is the nearest money order office.
PORTSMOUTH ARMS RAILWAY STATION: F. W. Reeves, station master.
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (mixed) for 108 children: John Horatio King, master.


Blunden, Mrs. Glebe Cottage
Buckingham, Rev. Mortimer Drury, MA (vicar and rural dean) The Vicarage
Buckingham, Miss, The Vicarage
Cooke, Mrs. South View
Davis, John Samuel Champion, CBE; MA; VD; DL; JP; Kingford
Embery, Herbert, Holway House
Lawrence, Robert, Heathcote, Bridge House
Pickard, Jonathan, JP, Hill Crest
Pickard, Robert, Oak Cottage
Rippin, John
Rippin, Tom, Hill Sampson
Tagart, Maj-Gen. Sir Harold Arthur Lewis, Northcote Manor
Turner, Christopher, Cleave House


Babbage, Herbert, farmer & landowner, Abbotsmarsh
Babbage, Percy, farmer, Boutchlands
Baker, Albert, blacksmith
Bendle, Alfred John, farmer, High Hayne Barton
Buckingham, Thomas, wheelwright
Burrow, Annie (Mrs.) & Son, farmers, Cleave
Butt, Phoebe (Mrs.), farmer, Churchlands
Cole, John, farmer, Burcham
Cole, Samuel, farmer, Great Halfsbury
Cooke, John, tailor
Courtney, William Henry, beekeeper, Rowes Cottage
Dillon, James Babbage, farmer & landowner, Pavington
Dillon, John, farmer & landowner, Leachland (resident at Pavington)
Drew, Thomas, grocer
Ellicott, Thomas & Son, farmer, Upcott
Ford, John Turner, builder
Friend, William, farmer, Southcott
Heard, Amos, farmer, Hansford Mills
Heard, William, blacksmith
Hellyer, Frederick William Stevens, farmer, Twitchen
Hill, John Samuel, farm bailiff to Sir H. Taggart, Little Northcote
Holland, John, farmer, Pool Batten
Joslin, Arthur, farmer, Ley
Kingdom, Thomas, farmer, Leachland
Middleton, Richard, farmer, Golland
Mills, Thomas, farmer, Southdown
Mills, Elizabeth (Mrs.), grocer
Pearce, Thomas, farmer, Curzlands
Pickard, Jonathan, seed merchant
Pincombe, Alfred, farmer, Week
Pincombe, John, farmer, Aylescott & Handford
Prouse, Joseph, farmer
Shaddock, William Underhill, farmer, Week
Short, John, farmer, Catham & Winswood
Snell, John, Portsmouth Arms
Snell, Robert, farmer, Aylescott
Symons, William, Barnstaple Inn
Tancock, Albert, farmer & landowner, Barton
Tucker, George, farmer, Barnpool
Tucker, Henry, farmer, Hacknell
Tucker, James, farmer, Cross Park
Vicary, Richard William, farmer, Bridge
Watkins, John, farmer, Callard
Webber, John, farmer, Curzland
Webber, John William, thatcher, Sunnyside
Western William Henry, shopkeeper


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