Kennford

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Kennford
Kennford.jpg
Shops in Kennford
Kennford is located in Devon
Kennford
Kennford
Kennford shown within Devon
OS grid referenceSX9186
• London159 miles (256 km)
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEXETER
Postcode districtEX6
Dialling code01392
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°39′43″N 3°32′17″W / 50.662°N 3.538°W / 50.662; -3.538Coordinates: 50°39′43″N 3°32′17″W / 50.662°N 3.538°W / 50.662; -3.538

Kennford is a village situated in the Teignbridge district of Devon, England.[1] Kennford is four miles (6 km) to the south of Exeter in the civil parish of Kenn;[2] it is situated in one of the country's main tourist areas.

The village became prominent in the 1970s as the location of a new service station on the A38 Devon Expressway between Exeter and Plymouth, near the southern terminus of the then new M5 motorway. This service area is a popular stopping place for tourists on their way to South Devon and Cornwall.

Close to the village is a caravan and camping park.

The entertainer, Danny la Rue, was largely brought up in Kennford (from the age of 6).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 192 Exeter & Sidmouth (Exmouth & Teignmouth) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 978-0-319-23139-5.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kennford at Wikimedia Commons