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Hemyock is a village in Devon, England. It is located approximately five miles from the Somerset town of Wellington. The River Culm flows through Hemyock. Hemyock was the former home of the St Ivel dairy processing plant, formerly where the butter-spreads 'St Ivel Gold' and 'Utterly-Butterly' were produced before being moved to a factory in the north of England. Hemyock was also the birthplace of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Hemyock, Devon has been known in the past
Hannock ~ Hemmick ~ Hamihoch ~ Hamihoc ~ Hamiochoc
Hemyock, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hemyock (or Hemmick), par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Devon, 7¼ miles E. of Tiverton Junction, 5437 ac., pop. 898; P.O., 1 Bank; has ruins of a moated Norman castle, used by the Parliamentarians as a prison during the civil war, and dismantled by Cromwell in 1646.
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