Spreyton

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Spreyton
Spreyton is located in Devon
Spreyton
Spreyton
 Spreyton shown within Devon
Population 380 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SX6996
District West Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Crediton
Postcode district EX17
Dialling code 01647
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Central Devon
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 50°45′19″N 3°50′35″W / 50.75537°N 3.84312°W / 50.75537; -3.84312

For Spreyton in Australia, see Spreyton, Tasmania.

Spreyton is a small rural village just north of Dartmoor in Devon. Spreyton is famous for its connection to the tale of “Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all” who came from, and is thought to be buried in Spreyton. Some believe that if Uncle Tom Cobley existed and did travel to Widecombe fair he would have travelled from Spreyton.

At present, the village has a small Primary School (Spreyton County Primary School), serving the village and the surrounding area. The "Uncle Tom Cobley" is the village pub, placed on the main street in the village. There is also a Parish Church, which holds the grave of 'Tom Cobley' within its Churchyard.

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