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Rattery, Devon

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Rattery, Devon

Rattery is a village and civil parish in Devon, England, a few miles from Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, and Dartington. The name is often interpreted as a variant of "Red Tree" and is listed in the Domesday Book as Ratreu. Robert Herrick, the famous seventeenth century poet, lived in the hamlet of Dean Prior on the edge of Rattery.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7461
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Ratrew ~ Ratreu

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

Rattery, par. and vil., Devon, 4 miles W. of Totnes, 2823 ac., pop. 394; P.O.

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