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Manaton, Devon

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Manaton, Devon

The village of Manaton is situated on the south-eastern side of Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. The 15th century church, in a prominent spot to the north of the village green, is dedicated to St Winifred. Three of the six bells in its tower are medieval - markings on the oldest indicate a date of around 1440-50, making them at least as ancient as the tower itself. They are still being rung today on a regular basis by the local team of bellringers.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7581
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Manitone ~ Manitona

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

Manaton.-- par. and vil., Devon, 3½ miles S. of Moreton Hampstead, 6393 ac., pop. 331; P.O.; Manaton Tor commands a fine view.

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