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Feniton, Devon

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Feniton, Devon

Feniton is a village and civil parish in East Devon the English county of Devon. It lies approximately 4 miles west of Honiton, 3 miles north of Ottery St Mary, and 2 miles east of Talaton. The parish of Feniton also incorporates the hamlets of Colesworthy, Higher Cheriton and Curscombe, and covers an area of 644 hectares (1591 acres). At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,796, which was estimated to have risen to 1,916 by 2005.
DistrictEast Devon
Post townHONITON
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSY0999
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
Population1,796 (2001)

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

Finetone ~ Finatona

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

Feniton, par. and vil., E. Devon, in valley of the Otter, 3½ m. SW. of Honiton, 1822 ac., pop. 355; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Feniton Court; at Feniton Bridge the Cornish rebels were defeated (1549) by Lord Grey.

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