The farm appears in the centre of the picture and the contour lines clearly show that the farm was indeed in a
gap between two hills.
It also looks very likely that the wind blows up it from the sea thus being a good illustration of the origin of the surname.
Note the name of the farm to the north west! Funnily enough there is a Mount Misery just north of FoxTor Farm!
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
This farm is clearly marked 'WINGATE' on Benjamin Donn's one inch to the mile survey of Devon in 1765.
and again in 1827 it appears as WINGATE on C. and J. Greenwood's one inch to the mile survey below
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