Ipplepen shown within Devon
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWTON ABBOT|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|Fire||Devon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||Newton Abbot|
Ipplepen is situated about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the southwest of the market town of Newton Abbot. Ipplepen is also located just 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the southern edge of Dartmoor and about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) to the northwest of Torquay. Other nearby villages include Torbryan, Broadhempston, Denbury, Marldon and Abbotskerswell.
Ipplepen now has one public house ('The Wellington') and it is situated close to the heart of the village and alongside the main road. The village's second public house ('The Plough Inn') was closed in January 2009 and then put up for sale, it was adjacent to the Conservative Club. There is also a primary school, park, bowling club, village hall, post office, general store, two churches and a medical centre. The village also had a library, but this was closed during 2008. The main transport link is the A381 road to Newton Abbot and Totnes.
The population of Ipplepen during 1801 and 1901 was 821 and 813 respectively. By the time of the 1991 Census in the United Kingdom, the population of 'Ipplepen with Torbryan' had increased to 2446. The average age was 42 years and 68.9% were described as being in 'good health'.
Notable residents of the past and present include:
- Sir Alfred Langler - journalist and editor.
- Bertram Fletcher Robinson - journalist, editor & author.
- Jon Lee - vocalist with the former pop group, S Club.
- William John Wills - Australian explorer.
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