Category:West Buckland, Devon

English: West Buckland is a small village located 8 miles (12.9 km) east-south-east of Barnstaple in North Devon, England. Formerly part of the Fortescue Estate, it is reached by most along a winding, mostly one track, steep hill up from the North Devon Link Road. The village may be best known for having given its name to the adjacent co-educational independent West Buckland School: educators of, amongst others, British world record triple-jumper Jonathan Edwards. Despite taking the name, the school comprising its preparatory school, three boarding houses and the public school itself is located on an extensive campus about 1 km east of the village and instead it is the small parish church which draws most visitors from the local area.

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