Ashprington

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Ashprington
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Ashprington is located in Devon
Ashprington
Ashprington
Ashprington shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX8157
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TOTNES
Postcode district TQ9
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
DevonCoordinates: 50°24′N 3°40′W / 50.40°N 03.67°W / 50.40; -03.67

Ashprington is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 428. The village is not far from the River Dart, and is about three miles south of Totnes.

There is a local pub, hotel and phonebox. Sharpham House is within the Parish and includes Sharpham Vineyard which produces good quality wines.

Ashprington (AISBERTONE) is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) with four servants, seven villagers and eight smallholders, a total of 19 people.

The church of St David is fifteenth century, although the font is Norman. There are many carvings within. The communion chalice is pre-Reformation (13th century). The west tower is earlier than the rest of the church; it is tall and of four stages. The south aisle, south porch and the north side of the church are all battlemented. There are monuments to Sir John Kelland of Painsford (died 1679); John Kelland (died 1711); and Jane Pownoll (died 1778).[1]

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Notable residents[edit]

Pub sign

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon, Harmondsworth: Penguin; pp. 40-41

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