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Mariansleigh village, Devon

Mariansleigh is a small village situated about four miles southeast of South South Molton in North Devon District.

Otherwise known as 'Mary Ansleigh' and 'Marley', Mariansleigh appears in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850 as, 'A small village on an eminence above the Mole valley, nearly 1 mile S.S.E. of South Molton, has in its parish 338 souls, and 1740 acres of land, including the hamlets of Alswear and Kemp Town, and many scattered houses... Sir H.R.F. Davie, Bart., is lord of the manor and owner of a great part of the parish, and the rest belongs to Mr. Wm. Toms, Mr. F.A. Cockram, and several smaller proprietors. Mr. Cockram owns Kemp Town, and is about to build several new dwellings there. The Church (St Mary,) is an ancient structure, with a tower and four bells. The Rev. Geo. James Gould, of Nympton St. George, is the incumbent, and the patronage is in the Charity Trustees of Exeter, as trustees of John Davye's Almshouses in that city, founded in the 42nd of Elizabeth... In the village is an Independent Chapel, built in 1840. The National School was erected by the late Sir H.P. Davie, Bart...'.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in South Molton, Chulmleigh, Bickington and Bampton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSouth Molton






Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in South Molton, Exmoor, Winkleigh and Torrington.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

South Molton

	arrowSouth Molton Museum

	arrowQuince Honey Farm


	arrowChulmleigh Golf Course


	arrowCastle Hill Gardens

	arrowCentral Cinema

	arrowQueens Theatre

	arrowArlington Court

	arrowMarwood Hill Gardens


	arrowCobbaton Combat Collection




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