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Bradninch, Devon

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Bradninch, Devon

Bradninch is a small town and former manor in Devon, England, lying about three miles south of Cullompton. Much of the surrounding farmland belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. In 2012, in research of 2,400 postcodes in England and Wales which took into account 60 separate factors of interest to young families, Bradninch was found to be the fifteenth most family friendly location in the country. The town is twinned with Landunvez in Brittany.
DistrictMid Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS9903
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Population1,916 (2001 census)

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

Braines ~ Bradenese ~ Bradenesa

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

Bradninch, par. and town with ry. sta., N. Devon, 2 miles SW. of Collumpton, 4351 ac., pop. 1705; P.O.; was the headquarters of Charles I. and his army on two occasions in 1644; also of Fairfax's army in 1645.

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