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  Buckfastleigh Town Council - Buckfastleigh, Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Buckfastleigh, the historic mill town and the neighbouring abbey village of Buckfast can be found nestling on the southern edge of eastern Dartmoor in Devon just off the A38, midway between the cities of Exeter and Plymouth.
Buckfastleigh is undoubtedly medieval in origin which is still evident in the original layout of the town.
Buckfastleigh town centre is now an area of mostly late eighteenth to early twentieth century buildings with an interesting collection of private dwellings, commercial and retail properties and public houses which retain many, if not all of their original features, styles and character.
www.buckfastleigh.gov.uk   (475 words)

  Buckfastleigh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buckfastleigh is a small market town in Devon, England, partly within Dartmoor National Park, and on the A38, it is part of Teignbridge District Council and (for ecclesiastical purposes) lies within the Totnes Deanery.
It is a centre of tourism, and is home to Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Steam Railway, and the Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary.
Buckfastleigh itself was The Clearing of Buckfast, and probably originated in the 13th Century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buckfastleigh   (256 words)

 Buckfastleigh community page
BUCKFASTLEIGH is a small market town on the old main road from Exeter to Plymouth, close to the Dart.
Buckfastleigh was "the clearing of Buckfast", and probably originated in the 13th century The parish church (Holy Trinity) stands above and away from the town, on a high limestone rock which commands a view of the abbey, the Dart valley, and the beautiful woods.
Buckfastleigh never developed much as a town, chiefly because of the proximity of the woollen and stannary town of Ashburton (3 m.
www.devon.gov.uk /etched?url=etched/ixbin/hixclient.exe&_IXP_=1&_IXR=100470   (797 words)

 Buckfastleigh | Devon CAM Regularly updated photos of Devon.
Buckfastleigh is located two and half miles south west of Ashburton on the B3380 The name Buckfast means a stronghold where deer and buck were held and Leigh is interpreted to mean an open pasture.
Buckfastleigh is an ancient woollen town that boasted five textile mills and a tannery Surrounded by water and its situation on the edge of Dartmoor made the town an ideal location for wool production.
Buckfastleigh is a very interesting town and a good base from which to explore many different areas of Devon.
www.devoncam.co.uk /devon/places,4,Buckfastleigh.html   (562 words)

 GENUKI/Devon: Buckfastleigh - Genealogy
Buckfastleigh - an interesting account of the area, with numerous photographs and maps.
Pedigree of the Family of Furneaux, of Paignton and Buckfastleigh, Devon; afterwards of Swilly, near Plymouth.
Buckfastleigh contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.
genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk /DEV/Buckfastleigh   (986 words)

 Buckfastleigh -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
It is a centre of tourism, and is home to (Click link for more info and facts about Buckfast Abbey) Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Steam Railway, and the Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary.
Geographically, Buckfastleigh straddles the confluence of two small streams from (Click link for more info and facts about Dartmoor) Dartmoor which feed into the (Click link for more info and facts about River Dart) River Dart just to the east of the town.
The abbey passed to (Member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence) Cistercian rule in 1148 and remained so until the (The termination of a relationship) Dissolution
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bu/buckfastleigh.htm   (310 words)

 Buckfastleigh - Devon
Buckfastleigh was an ideal location for wool production as it was surrounded by water and nestling on the edge of Dartmoor where flocks of sheep could graze.
Because of its proximity to Dartmoor, Buckfastleigh is an ideal base for walking and cycling.
Buckfastleigh cannot be left without a visit to the famous Abbey, still inhabited by Benedictine monks.
www.devonguide.com /Buckfastleigh   (1065 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
From a position when the town was ignored by all authorities Buckfastleigh is now on everybody's agenda and has had over £5 million pounds of public money since I got involved in local matters and I am anticipating more to come.
I usually find the most vociferous critics are those who do the least for Buckfastleigh and are only interested in feathering their own nests.
My comment was just the opposite, I said that Buckfastleigh was a working town that had its roots in the wool, spinning and tannery industries and as such it should receive different planning treatment from Dartmoor National Park because it could not be compared with chocolate box areas such as Buckland in the Moor.
popularfront.buckfastleigh.org /Editorial.htm   (2295 words)

 Broadband town will be blank slate - ZDNet UK News
After announcing that it is providing the money to broadband-enable Buckfastleigh -- a small Devon town on the border of Dartmoor National Park -- the government has admitted that it doesn't yet know how this will be achieved in practice.
The reason that the government has had to provide this £30m of funding is that telcos, such as BT and ntl, generally do not offer broadband services in rural areas, claiming that a lack of demand makes it economically unviable.
The DTI did not rule out a similar deal happening in Buckfastleigh, but hinted that while no decisions have yet been made it is likely that several different technologies will be used.
news.zdnet.co.uk /business/0,39020645,2106965,00.htm   (707 words)

 Buckfastleigh in Devon Britain
Buckfastleigh has been associated with the woollen industry for a long time and plays an important part in the history of Devon.
Buckfastleigh also has a history of quarrying limestone.
However, the link with horse racing is still alive, in the form of Jimmy Frost, a local jockey who won the 1989 Grand National.
www.netconstructors.co.uk /magicalplaces/places/devon/buckfast.htm   (134 words)

When I visited the site in 1995 it looked as though it had been finally abandoned, and left to the mercy of the vandal, the derelict shell of the nave and chancel standing forlornly beneath the tower, which latter was still largely intact.
Buckfastleigh is one of the few Dartmoor area Parishes which is recognised by the IGI.
Reverend Matthew Lowndes was the Minister at Buckfastleigh from 1825 to 1856.
www.dartmoorpress.clara.net /indexpbuckf.html   (4064 words)

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THE SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY Buckfastleigh - Staverton - Totnes Devon, England Running for 7 miles (11km) along the beautiful Dart Valley in South-West England, the South Devon Railway is one of Britain's preserved country branch lines.
The stations - Buckfastleigh As the operating headquarters, Buckfastleigh has much to offer: the loco stock sheds can be visited, the footbridge offers excellent views of the sheds, platform roads, water-tower and all the other ingredients of the steam scene.
Buckfastleigh station has a large free car park just off the main A38 trunk road between Exeter and Plymouth.
www.trainnet.org /Libraries/Lib019/DEVON_RAILWAY.TXT   (1803 words)

 GENUKI/Devon: Buckfastleigh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
"BUCKFASTLEIGH, a parish and market town in the hundred of Stanborough, in the county of Devon, 5 miles to the N.W. of Totnes.
It is situated in a hilly and beautiful country on the river Dart, and was the site of an abbey, existing as early as the reign of Edward the Confessor, but refounded about 1137 by Ethelward de Pomeroi, for monks of the Cistercian order.
Buckfastleigh Abbey is a modern mansion in the Tudor style of architecture, erected on the site of the ancient abbey.
genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk /DEV/Buckfastleigh/Gaz1868.html   (371 words)

 Buckfastleigh accommodation - hotels guest houses bed and breakfast self catering cottage accommodation in ...
Buckfastleigh is a historic mill town best known for the nearby Buckfast Abbey and the South Devon Valley Railway.
Buckfastleigh is set on the southern edge of the Dartmoor National Park surrounded by woods and meadows.
For hotels in other areas near to Buckfastleigh see hotels in Torquay and hotels in Newton Abbot.
www.kayukay.co.uk /buckfastleigh.html   (145 words)

 Buckfastleigh Farmers' and Local Produce Market - Great Public Spaces | Project for Public Spaces (PPS)
The market is situated in the delightful town of Buckfastleigh in the heart of Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor and within easy reach Devon's beautiful south coast.
Having read your description Buckfastleigh Farmers and Local Produce Market, I must inform you that your information is considerably out of date and to that end very misleading.
The main change is the location in Buckfastleigh, and produce sold is not correctly detailed.
www.pps.org /great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=236   (822 words)

 Matt - Devon gallery - Buckfastleigh
The name Buckfastleigh is a contraction of Buck (tied) fast (in the) Leigh.
A distant view of Buckfastleigh, looking from the crest of the hill which separates it from Buckfast!
This Church was designed by an architect that was born in Buckfastleigh.
www.matfrygbr.co.uk /buckfastleigh.html   (295 words)

 13devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Buckfastleigh is surrounded by steep hills, woods and meadows, covering only two square miles.
Buckfastleigh occupies a long valley, where two energetic streams, the Mardle and the Dean Burn, flow into the River Dart.
A large limestone hill, contrasting markedly with the gentler landscapes all around, towers above it, and this hill is riddled with caves, in which the bones of animals that roamed the area millions of years ago have been found, making it a site of great scientific importance.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Cabin/1066/13devon.html   (8354 words)

 Buckfastleigh Hotels. Hotels in Buckfastleigh - Accommodation UK
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Take a Picture tour of Buckfastleigh, and please come back after your visit to submit your own.
www.picturesofengland.com /England/Devon/Buckfastleigh/hotels6   (887 words)

 Buckfast Abbey and Buckfastleigh - Devon Online
Set on the southern edge of the Dartmoor National Park surrounded by woods and meadows, the quiet town of Buckfastleigh is best known for the nearby Buckfast Abbey and the South Devon Valley Railway.
The station in Buckfastleigh is adjacent to the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary.
The Butterfly Farm is a large tropical hot house, where the butterflies fly around in a semi-natural environment.
www.devon-online.com /towns/buckfastleigh/Welcome.html   (398 words)

 Buckfastleigh Devon, tourist information travel guide from TourUK
Buckfastleigh, turn off the main A38 Plymouth to Exeter road.
Buckfastleigh, is "Nestling on the edge of the moor", well that what the guide books say.
Buckfastleigh is a small market town, originally an important wool centre, visited on the way to and from Dartmoor.
www.touruk.co.uk /devon/dev_buck.htm   (337 words)

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The team opened three small trenches on the north side of the church to investigate the results of a ground penetrating radar survey completed in 1995.
The Saxon date was suggested by a distinctive kind of grave, known as a charcoal burial, where a body was buried in a charcoal-lined grave.
The Buckfastleigh example was particularly intricate: in addition to charcoal there was also a coffin and a grave with plastered sides.
www.stlukes.buckfastleigh.org /html/holytrinity.htm   (696 words)

 Buckfastleigh Broadband - Community - Locations
Throughout this process, we looked to work with individuals who were conversant and comfortable with the ideas behind Broadband and were happy to take on a level of responsibility for their part of the network, the equipment and the inevitable local queries this created.
An important part of the strategy of bringing Broadband to Buckfastleigh is a highly visible public space in the centre of the town from where we market and demonstrate Broadband to Buckfastleigh businesses, residents and visitors to the town.
It is important to stress that the terrain between Buckfastleigh and Holne is extremely hilly and wooded, and there is no direct line of sight between the two locations.
www.broadband-buckfastleigh.org /community/location.asp   (1290 words)

The piece Buckfastleigh was not planned at the same time that the sounds used were recorded.
In 1994 whilst living in the Town of Buckfastleigh in South Devon, England I recorded a tape of sounds from around the house.
The birdsong sample which underpins the piece was taken about six years later in Hampshire and the "kill you" sample came from some time in between.
members.fortunecity.co.uk /canned/buckfast.htm   (157 words)

 Buckfastleigh - Family History, Genealogy, Surnames and Local History.
Susanna believed to be eldest of 6 daughters of John STENTAFORD and Susanna WILCOX of Buckfastleigh and Ugbrorough Devon.
William Voysey, son of William and Susanna, was baptised 17 December 1786 at Buckfastleigh.
Tucker,John - born 1800 to 1805 - Buckfastleigh
www.curiousfox.com /history/devon_10.html   (1933 words)

 Buckfastleigh OPC (Online Parish Clerk): Information sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
IN THE course of my own researches, I have transcribed from the original Buckfastleigh parish registers, and latterly from the microfiche copies available at the Devon Record Office, a large number of references to the Honeywell name, and their related families.
There are more than 1,200 entries and in addition to Buckfastleigh, the circuit covers chapels at Ashburton, Bickington, Bovey Tracey, Broadhempston, Harberton, Ilsington, Staverton and Widecombe (Dunston).
I have the 1851 and 1881 Census indexes prepared by the LDS - from which I intend to compile an analysis of occupations in the town - plus indexes to the Musters of the Devon South Militia 1781-82, and to the PRO Criminal Register Indexes for Devon 1805-1828.
www.express.demon.co.uk /opc/info1.html   (381 words)

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So one hundred and twenty-five years ago in 1872 the branch line was built from Totnes, through Staverton to Buckfastleigh and on to Ashburton, the railhead for the Dartmoor farmers.
At the North, construction of the dual-carriageway A38 road meant the route into Ashburton was to be obliterated.) So Buckfastleigh became the main station, works and visitor site.
Buckfastleigh sheds contain more than a dozen engines: some in running order, others under restoration.
www.trainnet.org /Libraries/Lib019/DEVRLY97.TXT   (1887 words)

 South Devon Railway - Home page
We are a registered Charity who operate a Standard Gauge Railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes in South Devon, England beside the fast flowing river Dart.
The line was built by the South Devon Railway and first opened on 1st May 1872.
It is used here because it's the version used by the former Great Western Railway in their publications and our stated objectives are to promote the standards which best reflect the traditions of the Great Western Railway.
www.southdevonrailway.org   (214 words)

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