Ashton, Devon

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Coordinates: 50°39′N 3°37′W / 50.650°N 3.617°W / 50.650; -3.617

Ashton is a civil parish in the Teignbridge district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 174. The parish consists of two villages, Higher Ashton and Lower Ashton, and is on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

The church of St John Baptist is according to John Betjeman "the typical Devon church at its best ... [with] rich colouring ...and lavish carved woodwork". Notable features are the stained glass windows, the benchends and the monument to Sir George Chudleigh, of Place in the parish.[1]

The poet Lady Mary Chudleigh (1656-1710) is buried here.


  1. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 159

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