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Blackawton, Devon

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Blackawton, Devon

Blackawton is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 647. The village is about six miles west of Dartmouth. The church is 15th century, with a Norman baptismal font and a well preserved rood screen. Blackawton has hosted an annual worm charming competition since 1980. There are two pubs in Blackawton: The George Inn & The Normandy Arms.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX8050
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Avetone ~ Avetona

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

Blackawton, par. and vil., S. Devon, 4 miles W. of Dartmouth, 5646 ac., pop. 1059; P.O.

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