Kilmington, Devon

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Kilmington
Kilmington is located in Devon
Kilmington
Kilmington
 Kilmington shown within Devon
OS grid reference SY272979
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX13
Dialling code 01297
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament East Devon
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Coordinates: 50°46′34″N 3°01′55″W / 50.775995°N 3.031923°W / 50.775995; -3.031923

Kilmington is a village near Axminster in East Devon off the A35 road.

It includes Coryton, the grade II listed surviving wing of a brick house with Portland stone dressings built in 1754-6 by Benedictus Marwood Tucker, sheriff of Devon in 1763. Some remains of the older mansion can also be seen at Old Coryton. This had been for many years the property of the Warren family, who sold it to William Tucker of Westwater in 1697. He built the old house, which passed to his son William, High Sheriff of Devon for 1726, who lived there until 1748. Benedictus, also the High Sheriff for 1763, was the latter's son. [1]

The parish church of St. Giles was rebuilt in 1862, it contains a large marble monument to Thomas Southcott of Dulshayes that was erected in 1735. The tower which is an earlier structure has six bells has some interesting gargoyles. Kilmington also has a cricket ground..[2]

Kilmington Church

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neale, John Preston (1829). Jones' views of the seats, mansions, castles, etc. of noblemen ..., Volume 2. 
  2. ^ Peter Long (2005). The Hidden Places of Devon. Travel Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-904434-30-4. 

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