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Combe Martin, Devon

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Combe Martin, Devon

Combe Martin is a village, civil parish and former manor on the North Devon coast about 4 miles east of Ilfracombe. It is a small seaside resort with a sheltered cove on the north-west edge of the Exmoor National Park. Due to the narrowness of the valley, the village consists principally of one single long street which runs 2 miles between the valley head and the sea.
DistrictNorth Devon
Post townIlfracombe
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS5846
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
Population2,650 (2001 census)

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

Comb Marton ~ Comb Mertin ~ Combemerton ~ Combmartin

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

Combmartin, coast par. and vil., N. Devon, near bay of same name, 5 miles E. of Ilfracombe, 3815 ac., pop. 1318; P.O., called Combe Martin. The lead and silver mines, famous in the reign of the Plantagenets, are still partially worked.

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