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Drewsteignton, Devon

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Drewsteignton, Devon

Drewsteignton is a village and civil parish within the administrative area of West Devon, England, also lying within the Dartmoor National Park. It is located in the Teign valley, 13 miles west of Exeter and 9 miles south east of Okehampton. It is known for its attractive scenery, for its picturesque village centre, and for the nearby attractions of Castle Drogo and the beauty spot of Fingle Bridge.
DistrictWest Devon
Post townEXETER
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7391
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
Population818 (2001 Census)

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

Taintone ~ Taintona

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

Drewsteignton, par. and vil., S. Devon, 4 miles NW. of Moretonhampstead ry. sta., 6937 ac., pop. 805; P.O.; 2 miles W. of vil. is Drewsteignton Cromlech, the only erect cromlech in Devon.

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