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Whimple, Devon

Whimple is a village and civil parish in East Devon in the English county of Devon, approximately 9 miles due east of the city of Exeter, and 3 miles from the nearest small town, Ottery St Mary. It has a population of 1,642. It was listed in the Domesday Book as 'Winpla' which according to the Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names was originally the name of the stream that runs through the village, a Celtic name meaning 'white pool or stream'.
DistrictEast Devon
Post townEXETER
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSY0497
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 code01404
Population1,642 (2001)

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

Winple ~ Winpla

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

Whimple, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Devon - par., 3019 ac., pop. 665; vil., 3f miles W. of Sidmouth Junction and 8½ miles NE. of Exeter; P.O.

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