Tytherleigh

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Tytherleigh
Tytherleigh is located in Devon
Tytherleigh
Tytherleigh
 Tytherleigh shown within Devon
OS grid reference ST319032
Civil parish Chardstock
District East Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AXMINSTER
Postcode district EX13
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon

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Tytherleigh is a village in the civil parish of Chardstock in Devon, England, close to the borders with Dorset and Somerset on the A358 road between the towns of Axminster and Chard. It was in Dorset until 1896.[1]

The place-name, first recorded in 1154 as Tiderlege, is from the Old English tīedre "thin" or "tender" and lēah "woodland", and therefore means "thin or tender woodland".[2]

The Tytherleigh Arms public house in the village displays the Tytherleigh family coat of arms on its sign. The Tytherleigh family lived at Tytherleigh Manor for about 500 years until 1729.[3] Part of Tytherleigh manor house survives as a farmhouse, dating from the 16th century,[4] with a gateway arch bearing the family coat of arms.[5]

The village is on the route of the Fosse Way Roman Road.

References

  1. Dorset OPC: Chardstock
  2. Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Tytherleigh", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Judy Cannon (2014). The Tytherleigh Tribe. p. 12. ISBN 978 1 906551 37 7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Historic England. "Details from image database (87805)". Images of England.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Historic England. "Details from image database (87806)". Images of England.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Tytherleigh at Wikimedia Commons