Crediton, Devon

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Crediton is a town in Devon

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

Crediton in historic gazetteers

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

Crediton, market town and par. with ry. sta., N. Devon, on r. Greedy, near its junction with the Exe, 8m. NW. of Exeter -- par., 12,309 ac., pop. 5747; town, pop. 4165; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. C. is an ancient town; it was the seat of a bishopric from 909 to 1049, and hi the reign of Edward I. it returned 2 members to Parliament. It has, however, assumed a modern appearance, the old houses having been destroyed by the fires of 1743 and 1769. Its chief industries now are shoemaking and agriculture.

Crediton in the Domesday Book

A village in Crediton hundred, in the county of Devon.

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