Colaton Raleigh

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Colaton Raleigh
Colaton Raleigh Devon.JPG
B3178, Colaton Raleigh.
Colaton Raleigh is located in Devon
Colaton Raleigh
Colaton Raleigh
 Colaton Raleigh shown within Devon
Population 230 
OS grid reference SY080873
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX10
Dialling code 01395
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament East Devon
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 3°18′06″W / 50.677959°N 3.301555°W / 50.677959; -3.301555

Colaton Raleigh is a village and civil parish in East Devon, England. The parish is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Aylesbeare, Newton Poppleford and Harpford, Otterton, Bicton, Woodbury and a small part of Farringdon.[1]

The village is located to the west of the River Otter on the B3178 road between Newton Poppleford to the north and East Budleigh to the south. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book[2] stating it had 20 villagers, 8 smallholders and 6 slaves. In 1066 it was owned by Earl Harold (King Harold II) before passing to King William after Harold's defeat at the Battle of Hastings. The church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. The village has a shop named "Woods Village Stores" in the centre next to the B3178 road. Public bus 157 operated by Stagecoach in Devon runs hourly towards Exmouth and Sidmouth through the village. The village's public house is called the Otter Inn; its large garden contains monkey trees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes". Devon County Council. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ http://domesdaymap.co.uk/place/SY0787/colaton-raleigh/