Avonwick

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Avonwick
St James Church, Avonwick - geograph.org.uk - 1067227.jpg
St James Church, Avonwick
Avonwick is located in Devon
Avonwick
Avonwick
 Avonwick shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX715584
Civil parish North Huish
District South Hams
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TQ10
Dialling code 01364
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 50°24′32″N 3°48′50″W / 50.409°N 3.814°W / 50.409; -3.814

Avonwick is a village in the county of Devon, England. It is within the parish of North Huish which had a population of 360 in the 2001 census. The River Avon runs through the village - its name derives from avon meaning river, and wick an old word for village,[1] but it was not so named until the 1870s, previously being known as Newhouse.[1][2]

Avonwick has rapidly grown in size over the last few years with two developments. The village contains one of only a few proprietary chapels remaining in the country,[1] a restaurant,[3] a pub,[4] one of the oldest lawn tennis clubs in the world,[5] a garage and a small shop.[6]

Avonwick railway station opened in 1893 about half a mile (1 km) outside the village, but closed in 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c St James' Church Avonwick on the Society of Cornishes website
  2. ^ Gover, J.E.B., Mawer, A. & Stenton, F.M. (1931). The Place-Names of Devon. English Place-Names Society. Vol viii. Part I. Cambridge University Press. P.303.
  3. ^ The Turtley Corn Mill
  4. ^ Avon Inn
  5. ^ / Avon Vale Tennis and Croquet Club
  6. ^ Avonwick Shop

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