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South Molton, Devon

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South Molton, Devon

"Molton" redirects here. For the village, see North Molton. Also see Molten or Moulton.
DistrictNorth Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS7125
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01769
Population4,093 (2001 Census)

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

Molton ~ Molton South ~ Sew Molton

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

Molton, South.-- mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Devon, on river Mole, 10½ miles SE. of Barnstaple, 6264 ac., pop. 3340; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. The place derives its name from the river Mole. It was chartered by Elizabeth, and subsequently by Charles II. In coaching days it had an important trade, which has now declined. Woollen mfrs., tanning, malting, and machine-making, are still prosecuted.

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