Chudleigh Knighton

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Chudleigh Knighton
Chudleighknighton halt.jpg
Chudleigh Knighton Halt, 1969
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
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWTON ABBOT
Postcode districtTQ13
Dialling code01626
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
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 has around 167 pupils, aged 5 to 12. The school has six classrooms on two floors.

There is a village hall, a garage, a hairdressers and a public house, The Claycutter's Arms. A second public house, The Anchor, burned down in March 2015.[1] A fair is held in early July.

The village shop has closed.

Transport[edit]

Chudleigh Knighton is served by bus services 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 1924and 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] The Heath was once the village's main football pitch and was the venue for many sports days for the primary school. The Heath became so run down it was almost impossible to navigate, so the school opened its own private sports field opposite the village play park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire destroys South Devon pub". Herald Express. 4 March 2016. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. 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.
    - "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