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Winkleigh, Devon, England

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Date: 1750 to 1900
Location: Winkleigh, Devon, Englandmap
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Census for Winkleigh: https://www.winkleighonline.com/wmc/level3/census.htm

Map of Winkleigh Village with house numbers, undated, circa 1841: https://www.winkleighonline.com/wmc/maps/winkleigh.jpg

Genealogy Winkleigh: https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/Winkleigh/

Genealogy Devon: https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV

http://jackiefreemanphotography.com/winkleigh_devon.htm From Page 3 of the above Link: Kelly's Devonshire Directory published in 1902 is a major resource for genealogists, historians and those researching their family history. " We have transcribed the full entry for WINKLEIGH for those of you who would find this feature useful and it can be accessed by clicking the photo on the left or the word WINKLEIGH here." Go to the above Link to find the photo or word WINKLEIGH to click on.. It lists alphabetically the names, addresses, occupations and trades of all individuals in residence in Winkleigh in 1902. http://jackiefreemanphotography.com/kellys_devonshire.htm

Map Devonshire Divided into its Hundreds. By Geographer to His Majesty. Eman Bowen. https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~gecase/genealogy/images/devon.jpg?fbclid=IwAR0NkZXSm0sk_79BKYwa_km-FhkS-L5XQviJU36UXVnudu0fZyZaBiKQmuU

Walks Around Winkleigh https://www.sampfordcourtenay-pc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/2018-03/winkleighwalks-361981813.pdf

Winkleigh is in "History, Gazetteer & Directory of Devon, 1878-79" pages 851-852. In University of Leicester Special Collections Online. http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p16445coll4/id/272655/rec/6 Search Page 863-864 of 1,149.

Devon Dialect

The Devon dialect: John talks about the annual cycle in the sheep, cattle and pony trade https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/devon-dialect-john-sheep-cattle-pony-trade#

Devon Accent, recordings: http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do;jsessionid=922967C5A0E1835BB4AA8A9F35FF7ED4?vl(freeText0)=C908%2f30&vl(2084770704UI0)=lsr31&vl(2084770705UI1)=all_items&fn=search&tab=local_tab&mode=Basic&vid=BLVU1&scp.scps=scope%3a(BLCONTENT)&ct=lateralLinking

This an extract of "Survey of English Dialects Chawleigh, Devon" and CAN be listened to Online. It is at: https://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Survey-of-English-dialects/021M-C0908X0030XX-0100V1 Here is a description of it: Type sound

Duration 00:06:27

Cultures English

Shelf mark C908/30

Recording date 1963

Recording locations Chawleigh, Devon: OS Grid Reference(271500,112500)

Producers University of Leeds

Recordist Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

Speakers Rippon, Thomas (b.1890, male, retired farmer)

Description Thomas outlines a year in sheep farming and briefly mentions beef farming. He also explains how bread would be baked in an old brick oven. Barnstaple is a town to the northwest of Chawleigh.

On the same page there are links to extracts of other recordings in the series.

This one is not available for Online listening, only available at British Library: Survey of English Dialects recording in Chawleigh, Devon Rippon, Thomas, 1890- (speaker, male; retired farmer) 1963-04 Recording DetailsI want this Actions Title: Survey of English Dialects recording in Chawleigh, Devon Contributor: Rippon, Thomas, (speaker, male; unnamed, (speaker, female); Ellis, Stanley, (speaker, male Rights: University of Leeds Language: English Place Name: Chawleigh, Devon Description: [0:00:00] Thomas talks about first jobs on farm aged 8 working with team of 6 on horse-drawn reaping machine, recalls last local man to cut corn by hand and father threshing by hand, compares horse-drawn threshing machine with steam engine and combine harvester, recalls ploughing with horses, outlines typical working day from feeding horses at 6am to ploughing from 8am to 5pm and feeding horses again at 8.30pm, describes sowing corn broadcast, compares yield and quality of corn now and in past.

[0:09:40] Thomas describes a typical year in sheep farming from breeding in September to lambing in February, reflects on impact of recent severe winter on feeding and sheltering ewes and lambs, recounts typical problems with calving and recalls frequently staying up all night, comments generally kept store cattle [i.e. for beef not milk/dairy other than for own use], recalls mother baking bread in brick oven heated by 'faggots' [ = bundle of sticks], shows interviewer oven, describes slaughtering pig before introduction of humane killing, talks about curing bacon and hams with salt. Notes: Recording date: 1963-04 Collection title: Survey of English Dialects Sound Quality code: A Duration: 18 min. 19 sec. Item notes: This recording relates to SED locality 37D4 Item notes: Related publications are also held: for ‘The Survey of English Dialects (B) The Basic Material, Vol.4 Parts 1-3: The Southern Counties' please request shelfmark 12993.c.4. Performance notes: Thomas b. Chawleigh, aged 73 at time of recording. Attended local school till aged 12. Father b. Burrington. Mother b. Burrington. Wife b. Chawleigh. Father-in-law farmer. Interviewee notes: Thomas b. Chawleigh, aged 73 at time of recording. Attended local school till aged 12. Father b. Burrington. Mother b. Burrington. Wife b. Chawleigh. Father-in-law farmer. Access restrictions: Free onsite listening access. Copies can be made for individuals for private study and research, and for educational use, on payment of the British Library's usual charges. All commercial use to be referred to the curator. Dialect/accent: Accents and dialects - English language - England: Devon Related Links: C908/30; http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=moreTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=BLLSA5601661&indx=1&recIds=BLLSA5601661&recIdxs=0&elementId=0&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&vid=BLVU1&mode=Basic&vl(2084770705UI1)=all_items&tab=local_tab&dscnt=0&vl(freeText0)=C908%2F30&vl(2084770704UI0)=lsr31&scp.scps=scope%3A%28BLCONTENT%29&dstmp=1585214275280

The West Country accent can also be heard on the BBC radio Drama The Archers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmh3

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