Kenton, Devon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Kenton WWII monument.JPG
Kenton is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Population3,087 (2001)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEXETER
Postcode districtEX6
Dialling code01626
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth 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.

The centre of the village was rebuilt in brick immediately after a fire on 16 April 1856 which destroyed 24 dwellings.[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] The adjacent almshouses were built in 1875.[1]

Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bond, Ann (2012). "The 'Great Fire' of Kenton and the Victorian Rebuilding: the making of a distinctive architectural heritage". Aspects of Devon History. Devon History Society. pp. 265–77. ISBN 978-0-903766-02-9.
  2. ^ Betjeman, John, ed. (1968). Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins. p. 162.
  3. ^ a b "Le comité de Jumelage" (in French). Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Jumelage" (in French). Retrieved 12 November 2011.

External links[edit]