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Cullompton, Devon

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Cullompton, Devon

Cullompton is a town and civil parish in the district of Mid Devon and the county of Devon, England, locally known as Cully. It is 13 miles miles north-north-east of Exeter and lies on the River Culm. In 2010 it had a population of 8,639 and is growing rapidly. The earliest evidence of occupation is from the Roman period – there was a fort on the hill above the town and occupation in the current town centre. Columtune was mentioned in Alfred the Great's will.
DistrictMid Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridST0207
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 code01884
Population7,609 (2001)

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

Collumpton ~ Columbton ~ Culimton ~ Cullumbton ~ Colitone ~ Colitona

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

Cullompton, or Collumpton, market town and par. with ry. sta., N. Devon, on river Culm, 12½ m. NE. of Exeter and 181 m. SW. of London, 7370 ac., pop. 2938; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. C. formerly produced woollen stuffs, but its staple mfrs. now are paper, leather, and flour. It is a place of great antiquity, having been a demesne of the Saxon kings.

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