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Rousdon, Devon

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Rousdon, Devon

Rousdon is a village in East Devon off the A3052 road between Colyford and Lyme Regis in Dorset. The small village developed around the Mansion of the Peek family in the early 19th century. A boarding school called Allhallows moved there from Honiton in 1937 and closed in 1998. Immediately to the south are the coastal cliffs and The Undercliff wilderness area that resulted from a landslip in 1839. The South West Coast Path is the only route through it and it is not accessible from the village.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSY2991
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

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

Roosdown ~ Done ~ Dune ~ Dona ~ Duna

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

Roosdown (or Rousdon), coast par., Devon, 4 miles S. of Axminster, 200 ac., pop. 44; contains Roosdown House, seat.

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