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Woodbury, Devon

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Woodbury, Devon

Woodbury is a village and civil parish in East Devon in the English county of Devon, 7 miles south east of the city of Exeter. It is a commuter village and is primarily residential, since the majority of the workforce commute to Exeter. It has a population of 3,466.
DistrictEast Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSY0187
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01395
Population3,466 (2001)

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

Wodeberie ~ Wodeberia

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

Woodbury.-- par. and vil., Devon - par. (containing part of Woodbury Salterton), 7804 ac. (500 water), pop. 1787; vil., 2 miles NE. of Woodbury Road sta. and 5 miles N. of Exmouth; P.O., T.O. There are many fine residences in the par. On Woodbury Common is a large encampment used successively by the ancient Britons, Romans, Saxons, and Danes; a strong force was posted here in 1804 to resist the threatened French invasion.

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