In 1949 Lawrence Molland wrote A History of the Parish of Winkleigh in the County of Devon, a beautifully handwritten and illustrated volume which is now in the County Studies Library in Exeter. A copy of the book is on display in the Gidleigh Chapel of All Saints Church, Winkleigh. Molland covers the well researched history of Winkleigh and surrounding area from the Domesday entry and gift of the village by William the Conqueror to his queen, Matilda. There are knights and squires, intrigue and corruption, wild animals and domestic disputes; all the ingredients of an epic tale of rural life.
A photo-copied version - unfortunately only in monochrome but nevertheless complete - has been scanned and can be accessed from the following list of contents. For those who would wish to make specific searches of the entire work, click here
for a transcribed version.
A History of the Parish of Winkleigh
In the County of Devon
By Lawrence Molland
Introduction and Contents
Chapter 1 The Parish of Winkleigh
Flora and Fauna
Winkleigh from Earliest Times
The Religious History of the Parish
Winkleigh Parish Church
Other Places of Worship
Chapter 10 Folklore and Customs
Winkleigh’s Bread and Butter
Amenities of Today