Bickleigh, Mid Devon

Bickleigh is a village and civil parish in the Mid Devon district of Devon, England, about four miles south of Tiverton. It is in the former hundred of Hayridge. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 239.

The village lies in the valley of the River Exe and there is an attractive medieval stone bridge across the Exe.

Bickleigh, as Bicanleag, is recorded as the location of a charter issued in 904 during the reign of King Edward the Elder.

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Bichelei, meaning "Bicca's meadow".

Bickleigh Castle, the village manor house formerly known as Bickleigh Court, has a Norman chapel and baptismal font.,_Mid_Devon 

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