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Honiton, Devon

Honiton is a market town and civil parish in East Devon, situated close to the River Otter, 17 miles north east of Exeter in the county of Devon. Honiton has a population estimated at 11,822 (based on mid-year estimates for the two Honiton Wards in 2009).
DistrictEast Devon
Post townHONITON
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridST1600
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 code01404
Population11,822 (2009)

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

Honniton ~ Honnyton

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

Honiton, mun. bor., market town, and par., with ry. sta., E. Devon, 16½ miles NE. of Exeter and 156 miles SW. of London, 3066 ac., pop. 3358; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. The town is situated in the valley of the Otter, and is well built. It gives its name to the fine lace, the making of which forms one of the industries of the district. Brewing, malting, iron-founding, and turning are carried on to a slight extent, and there are also mfrs. of bricks, tiles, and brown pottery ware.

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