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Not quite such an obviously windy spot as the other two but someone with local knowledge would need to advise us. Perhaps it was called after a WINDGATE rather than the other way around?
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Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
The farm is clearly marked 'WINDGATES' on an extract from C. and J. Greenwood's one inch to the mile survey of 1827 below. But it does not appear on the Benjamin Don map of 1765 further below.
Extract below from Benjamin Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765 which does not show Wingate farm
Both these historical maps come courtesy of the Devon
Local Studies Service
(copyright Devon County Council)
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last updated: 21 May 2001