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Thurlestone, Devon

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Thurlestone, Devon

Thurlestone is a village 5 miles west of Kingsbridge in the South Hams district in south Devon, England. The village takes its name from Thurlestone Rock, the so-called "thirled stone", an arch-shaped rock formation just offshore in Thurlestone Bay. The village's All Saints church is built of the dark grey local slate. The chancel is early 13th century; the remainder of the church 15th and 16th century.
Post townKINGSBRIDGE
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6743
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
 

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

Torlestan

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

Thurlestone.-- par., Devon, on the coast, 4 miles SW. of Kingsbridge, 1898 ac. (135 water), pop. 364; Thurlestone Rock is an insulated arched rock.

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