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Diptford, Devon

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Diptford, Devon

Diptford is a village in the county of Devon, England. It is perched on a hill overlooking the River Avon. The name is believed to come from "deep ford", referring to the local site of a river crossing. At the centre of the village is a small primary school, the parish hall and the recently redeveloped 14th century church. There is also a temporary pub, which is open 4 times a year.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7256
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

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

Depeforde ~ Depeforda

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

Diptford, par., S. Devon, on river Avon, 5½ miles SW. of Totnes, 4154 ac., pop. 663; P.O.

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