Chudleigh Knighton

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Chudleigh Knighton
Chudleighknighton halt.jpg
Chudleigh Knighton Halt, 1969, Thursday 12.
Chudleigh Knighton is located in Devon
Chudleigh Knighton
Chudleigh Knighton
Location within Devon
Area0.255 km2 (0.098 sq mi)
Population1,155 (2017 Census)
• Density4,529/km2 (11,730/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSX844770
Civil parish
  • Bovey
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWTON ABBOT
Postcode districtTQ13
Dialling code01626
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°35′06″N 3°37′52″W / 50.585°N 3.631°W / 50.585; -3.631Coordinates: 50°35′06″N 3°37′52″W / 50.585°N 3.631°W / 50.585; -3.631

Chudleigh Knighton is a small village in Devon, England, near to Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey.

Amenities[edit]

Chudleigh Knighton Church of England Primary School currently has around 167 pupils, aged 5 to 12. The school has 6 classrooms spread over 2 floors.

There is a village hall, village shop,(which has now closed down) a garage, a hairdressers and a public house, The Claycutter's Arms. There was a second public house, The Anchor, but it burned down in March 2015.[1] A fair is held in early July.

Transport[edit]

Chudleigh Knighton is served by transport links in the form of bus services both from Newton Abbot and Exeter. The village used to have a railway station, Chudleigh Knighton Halt, on the Teign Valley Line. The station opened on 9 June 1924 but was closed on 9 June 1958.[2]

Chudleigh Knighton Heath[edit]

The nearby Chudleigh Knighton Heath, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is a habitat for many rare species including the ant, Formica exsecta.[3][4] The Heath was once the village's main football pitch and was the venue for many sports days for Chudleigh Knighton Church of England Primary School. However the Heath became so run down it was almost impossible to navigate, However you may still visit the football pitch[citation needed]so the School opened its own private sports field opposite to the village play park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire destroys South Devon pub". Herald Express. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  2. ^ Oakley, Mike (2007). Devon Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 978-1-904349-55-6.
  3. ^ "A colony of a rare species of ant has been returned to its home in Devon six years after it was rescued by Paignton Zoo", BBC News, 25 February 2004.
  4. ^ "Quarry company extends lease of heathland nature reserve", Western Daily Press, 29 November 2005.

External links[edit]

Media related to Chudleigh Knighton at Wikimedia Commons