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Exminster is a village situated on the southern edge of the City of Exeter on the western side of the Exeter ship canal and River Exe in the county of Devon, England. It is around 6 km south of the centre of Exeter, and has a population of 3,084 (census 2001). Exminster is an ancient village associated with a Saxon minster or religious community, founded here in the 8th Century. In the 14th Century, it was the seat of the Courtenay family, the Earls of Devon.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Exminster, Devon has been known in the past
Exanminster ~ Aise- ~ Axe- ~ Esseminstre ~ Aexe- ~ Esseministra
Exminster, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Exminster, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Devon, 3½ miles SE. of Exeter, 5817 ac., pop. 2169; P.O.
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