Kenton, Devon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kenton WWII monument.JPG
Kenton is located in Devon
Kenton shown within Devon
Population 3,087 (2001)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EXETER
Postcode district EX6
Dialling code 01626
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°38′N 3°28′W / 50.64°N 3.47°W / 50.64; -3.47Coordinates: 50°38′N 3°28′W / 50.64°N 3.47°W / 50.64; -3.47

Kenton is a small village located near Exeter, the capital of Devon, England. It has two restaurants, a pub, two hairdressers, a primary school, a mediaeval church and is near Powderham Castle.It is also the home of the Kenton Dolphins Football Club.

Kenton and the surrounding area of south Devon have a unique dialect of English known as Kentonian, but it is spoken only by a limited number of people. The dialect can be noted for the common use of the word 'bey', which has multiple meanings. [1]

The church is dedicated to all of the saints and is a fine building of the 14th century. It is built of red sandstone and the arcades are of Beer stone. According to John Betjeman "the full-aisled Devon plan at its best". The tower is handsome and the rood screen is massive and stately with ancient colour and a good series of figure-paintings. The pulpit is medieval and the reredos is by Charles Eamer Kempe.[2]

Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ Simons, Arthur, ed. (1903) Guide to Devon Dialects. London: Penguin: p.67-82
  2. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins; p. 162
  3. ^ a b (in French)"Le comité de Jumelage". Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b (in French)"Jumelage". Retrieved November 12, 2011. 

External links[edit]