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Holsworthy, Devon

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Holsworthy, Devon

Holsworthy is a market town in the north west of Devon, England. It is situated near the county border with Cornwall, and is 9 miles from the coastal resort of Bude. It is on the intersection of the A388 and A3072 roads, and lies on the River Deer, a tributary of the Tamar. The population increased by 15% from 1981 to 1999 and was estimated at 2,116: the census figure for 2001 is 2,256.
DistrictTorridge
Post townHOLSWORTHY
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS3403
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01409
Population2,256 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Holsworthy, Devon has been known in the past

Haldeword ~ Haldeurdi

Holsworthy, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Holsworthy, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Devon, on eminence, 15 miles W. of Hatherleigh, 1218 ac., pop. 1716; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday; has important cattle market and trade in agricultural produce.

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