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Meeth, Devon

Meeth is a small village roughly 13.5 km north-northwest of Okehampton and 40.7 km west-northwest of Exeter. It lies to the west of the River Torridge. In the past, clay mines were a major source of employment in the village, lying just to the west, however these have closed. The Tarka Trail finishes/starts in Meeth. The village is also notable for being the home of Hookways Holidays,now sadly no more, a coach firm providing tours and National Express services.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS5408
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
 

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

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

Meeth, par. and vil., Devon, at confluence of rivers Okement and Torridge, 2½ miles NE. of Hatherleigh and 8½ m. SE. of Torrington, 2479 ac., pop. 232; John Lempriere (1765-1824), the classical biographer, was rector.

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