South Molton, Devon

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South Molton is a town in Devon

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of South Molton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

South Molton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Molton, South.-- mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Devon, on river Mole, 10½ miles SE. of Barnstaple, 6264 ac., pop. 3340; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. The place derives its name from the river Mole. It was chartered by Elizabeth, and subsequently by Charles II. In coaching days it had an important trade, which has now declined. Woollen mfrs., tanning, malting, and machine-making, are still prosecuted. is a Good Stuff website.