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Braunton, Devon

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Braunton, Devon

Braunton is a village and civil parish situated 5 miles west of Barnstaple in the English county of Devon, and the district of North Devon. It is claimed to be the largest village in England,Template:By whom? with a population at the 2001 census of 7,510. It is home to the nearby Braunton Great Field and Braunton Burrows, which forms the core area of North Devon's Biosphere Reserve.
DistrictNorth Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS4836
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01271
Population7,510 (2001)

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

Branockstown ~ Bracton ~ Bractona ~ Brantone ~ Brantona

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

Braunton, par. and ry. sta., N. Devon, at mouth of river Taw, 5 miles NW. of Barnstaple, 10,473 ac. land and 1510 water, pop. 2089; P.O., T.O.

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