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Fremington, Devon

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Fremington, Devon

Fremington is a village and civil parish in North Devon three miles (5 km) west of Barnstaple. It was formerly a borough that sent members to Parliament in the reign of Edward III. The parish includes the neighbouring villages of Bickington and Yelland, the latter only asserting its identity as separate entity during the 1980s. Fremington hundred was one of the 32 historic districts of the county of Devon.
DistrictNorth Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS5132
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
Population3,923 (2001)

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

Framintone ~ Framintona

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

Fremington, par. and small port with ry. sta., N. Devon, on Taw estuary, 3 miles W. of Barnstaple, C810 ac., pop. 1235; P.O.; has salmon fisheries; contains Fremington House.

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