"BUCKLAND-FILLEIGH is a village and parish, 6½ miles W.N.W. of Hatherleigh, containing 275 souls, and 3037 acres of land, nearly all the property of Lord Ashburton and Lord Clinton, the former of whom owns the manor of Buckland-Filleigh, and has a pleasant seat here, formerly the residence of the Filleigh and Fortescue families. Lord Clinton owns the manor and barton of Hartleigh, by inheritance from the Rolles. This estate includes part of Heanton deer park. The Church (St. Mary,) is a beautiful little structure, standing close to Lord Ashburton's mansion, and containing several handsome monuments of the Fortescue family." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Shebbear Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.
Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler. [Covers 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records for this parish]
Hayward, Karen. Samuel Hayward, The Resident Nephew, and the Pitfalls of Family Bible Records, Devon Family Historian, vol. 136, (Nov 2010) pp.35-37. [Samuel Hayward was the nephew, and lived with, Ann Pool (née Sanders, born Buckland Filleigh in the late 1800s.]
Taylor, Madeline Jane. Buckland Filleigh: A Continuous Thread, Bideford, Lazarus Press (2005) 200 pp. [1-898546-80-0] [Based on original documents including Domesday, Medieval Deeds, Tax Lists, Parish Register, Protestation Return, Census, Parish records, etc.] [SoG Library DE/L 137] [List of surnames recorded in the Book]
Williams, H. Fulford. Notes on the parish of Buckland Filleigh, Devon. Typescript (1964) 68p.
Taylor, Jane. "Lest We Forget", Devon Family Historian, vol. 138, (2011) pp.6-7. [About the men listed on the World War 1 War Memorial, and those listed in the church as having served in H.M. Forces 1914-1918]