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Noss Mayo, Devon

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Noss Mayo, Devon

Noss Mayo is a village in south-west Devon, England, about 6 miles south-east of Plymouth. It lies about a mile inland, on the southern bank of Newton Creek, an arm of the estuary of the River Yealm. On the opposite, northern bank of the creek is Newton Ferrers, a slightly larger settlement. The two villages are said to be among the most attractive and un-spoilt villages in Devon. The population was 510 in 1991. The first documentary reference of Noss Mayo was in 1286 as Nesse Matheu.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5447
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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


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

Nossmayo, vil., Yealmpton par., Devon, near mouth of river Yealm, 7 miles SE. of Plymouth.

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