Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FORD

FORD, a seat of the Earl of Devon, adjacent to Newton Abbot r. station, in Devon. It was built, in the time of James I., by Sir R. Reynell; was taken thrice by the royalists, and four times by the parliamentarians, in the civil war; gave lodging, for a night, to the Prince of Orange, when on his way from Torbay to Exeter; and has undergone judicious repair.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a seat"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Devon AncC

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