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Beaford is located within Torridge local authority area. Historically it formed part of Shebbear Hundred. It falls within Torrington Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library. The population was 516 in 1801 428 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. In 1641/2 82 adult males signed the Protestation returns.

The church (All Saints) is mainly late 15th century, but much restored and dull. The tower was rebuilt 1910; the font is Norman. Upcott, Warham, and Woodleigh (or Woolleigh) were houses of some consequence in this parish. They are worth visiting for their beautiful surroundings. Woolleigh still contains early 17th century work but has been modernised in an unfortunate way. It was a Saxon estate, its name meaning "wolves' clearing." There are remains of a 15th century chapel here.

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While some people wouldn't mind seeing a ghost at their local pub others can experience intense fear and anxiety at the thought of seeing a ghost. Recovery from an irrational fear of ghosts, called Phasmophobia, often requires therapy with Morningside Recovery professionals before returning to a place that may be haunted or even watching a ghostly themed film.

A NIGHT-TIME observation is taking place in a Beaford pub after locals have reported ghostly goings-on.

Several visitors to the Globe Inn at Beaford have told landlady, Katie Squire, they have seen a figure at the back of the bar.

The figure has been described as a woman in working clothes.

Katie believes that photographs taken in the pub have also shown strange things — which could be light orbs.

One of Katie's locals is a medium and so they are hosting a night-time observation on February 15 in the hope of being joined by the pub's resident ghost.

Katie said: "There was one bedroom upstairs that was closed off to the public until about two years ago.

"These sightings have all taken place since we opened it up.

"The pub is a 300-year-old coaching inn and the two people living either side of the pub have both seen things in their houses."

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