Chipshop

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Chipshop
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Pub and houses at the centre of Chipshop
Chipshop is located in Devon
Chipshop
Chipshop
Chipshop shown within Devon
Population 58 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SX437757
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TAVISTOCK
Postcode district PL19
Dialling code 01822
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°33′14″N 4°12′25″W / 50.554°N 4.207°W / 50.554; -4.207Coordinates: 50°33′14″N 4°12′25″W / 50.554°N 4.207°W / 50.554; -4.207

Chipshop is a hamlet in the civil parish of Lamerton in the West Devon district of Devon, England. Its nearest town is Tavistock, which lies approximately 2.7 miles (4.3 km) south-east from the hamlet. The hamlet is situated on the B3362 and consists of approximately a dozen residences and a public house, the "Copper Penny Inn" (formerly the "Chipshop Inn"). The name of the hamlet is nothing to do with fish and chip shops - miners in the local copper and arsenic mines were paid by scrip in the form of "chips" which they could exchange for goods at locations such as inns.[citation needed] The inn gained the name, and the hamlet grew up around it and took its name.[1][better source needed]

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