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Sister cities of Burrington, Devon

Burrington is a village and civil parish in North Devon in England. In 2001 the population was 538.

Burrington is a typical Devon village with a church, a Methodist Chapel, a pub and shop come Post Office. Unusually for a Devon village it has excellent bus services between Barnstaple and Exeter. The church, Holy Trinity, is Grade 1 listed and the pub, the Barnstaple Inn, is grade 2 listed. The pub is one of only two buildings within the village that are still thatched.

The church dates from the 16th century, but it is of old foundation and its incumbents are recorded from 1277. It has a notable granite arcade, wagon roof with carved bosses, an early 16th-century rood screen and a Norman font. The parish records include the baptisms of the three children of William and Ann Blackmore (of Town) during the 1820s. William is described as the Schoolteacher.

One of the vicars of Burrington was Samuel Davis, the second of whose wives was Jane Elizabeth Blackmore - half sister of Richard Doddridge Blackmore, the author of "Lorna Doone".

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