Lapford History Devon

Lapford’s history is full of stories of intrigue, influence and incredulity that seem to belie its quiet pastoral setting. It was once home to the infamous and murderous ‘Parson Jack’; tinned rice pudding (invented in the village in 1936); some 2000 Roman soldiers; Britain’s “most wanted” criminal; the last survivor of The Great Escape of WW2; a prosperous textile industry; and a surprising number of influential men and women. Begin your search of Lapford’s history using the tabs or search field above.


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