Paignton, Torbay

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Paignton is a town in Torbay

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

Paignton in historic gazetteers

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

Paignton, coast town and par. with ry. sta., Devon, on Tor Bay, 2 miles S. of Torquay, 5092 ac., pop. 4613; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is a rapidly increasing watering-place with extensive and firm sands, and has a pier which affords depth of water for ships of 200 tons. Cider-apples are largely cultivated in the neighbourhood, and cider is manufactured here in large quantities. Near the church are the ruins of a palace of the bishops of Exeter, in which Miles Coverdale (1487-1563) frequently resided.

Paignton in the Domesday Book

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

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