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Dawlish, Devon

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Dawlish
Population 12,819 (2001) OS grid reference SX963767 Civil parish Dawlish District Teignbridge Shire county Devon Region South West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town DAWLISH Postcode district EX7 Dialling code 01626 Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament South West England UK Parliament Newton Abbot List of places UK England Dawlish is a town and civil parish in Teignbridge on the south coast of Devon in England, 12 miles from the county town of Exeter. It has a population of 12,819. During the 18th century, it grew from a small fishing port to become a well-known seaside resort.
DistrictTeignbridge
Post townDAWLISH
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX9676
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01626
Population12,819 (2001)
 

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

Doelis ~ Doules ~ Douelis

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

Dawlish, town and par. with ry. sta., E. Devon, at mouth of river Dawlish, 3 m. NE. of Teignmouth and 206 m. SW. of London -- par. 5512 ac. (495 water), pop. 4519; town, pop. 3977; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers; stands in a sheltered valley, between the mouths of the Teign and the Exe. From its beautiful situation and its genial climate D. has become one of the most popular seaside resorts in Devon.

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