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Spreyton, Devon

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Spreyton, Devon

Spreyton is a small rural village just north of Dartmoor in Devon. Spreyton is famous for its connection to the tale of “Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all” who came from, and is thought to be buried in Spreyton. Some believe that if Uncle Tom Cobley existed and did travel to Widecombe fair he would have travelled from Spreyton. At present, the village has a small Primary School (Spreyton County Primary School), serving the village and the surrounding area.
DistrictWest Devon
Post townCrediton
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6996
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 code01647
Population295 (2001 Census)

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

Spreighton ~ Spreitone ~ Espreitona

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

Spreyton (or Spreighton), par. and vil., Devon - par., 3606 ac., pop. 383; vil., 7 miles E. of Okehampton; P.O.

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