Map of Windgate Farm east of Lynton

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!

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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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These pages are being put together by Sandra Windeatt with a lot of help from many correspondents and in particular 
Peter Windeatt, e-mail:  -Staverton tree.
Phil White, e-mail: - Torquay tree.

author: Sandra Windeatt
last updated: 21 May 2001