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Ottery St Mary, Devon

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Ottery St Mary, Devon

Ottery St Mary, known as "Ottery", is a town and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England, on the River Otter, about 10 miles east of Exeter on the B3174. At the 2001 census, the parish, which includes the villages of West Hill, Metcombe, Fairmile, Alfington, Tipton St John and Wiggaton, had a population of 7,692. The place-name 'Ottery St Mary' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as 'Otri' and 'Otrei'.
DistrictEast Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSY1095
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01404
Population7,692 (2001)

Other names by which Ottery St Mary, Devon has been known in the past

Saint Maries Ottery ~ St Mary Autree ~ St Mary Autry ~ St Mary Oterey

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

Ottery St Mary, market town, par., and hundred, Devon, on river Otter, 12 miles NE. of Exeter and 161 from London by rail - par. and hundred, 9942 ac., pop. 3973; town, pop. 2924; P.O., T.O., I Bank. Market-day, Thursday. During the Civil War the town was alternately occupied by both parties. The principal industries consist of mfrs. of silk shoe ribbons and handker-chiefs. Honiton lace is made in the cottages of the people. Ottery was the birthplace of Coleridge (1772-1834), the poet. The entire par. is a local government district.

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