In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Okehampton like this:
Okehampton (or Oakhampton), ancient bor., market town, and par., Devon, at confluence of rivers East Okement and West Okement, 26 miles W. of Exeter and 197 miles from London by rail - par., 9552 ac., pop. 2292; town, pop. 1695; P.O.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Okehampton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Devon. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Okehampton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Okehampton in West Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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