Monkton, Devon

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Monkton
Monkton, Church of St Mary Magdalene. - geograph.org.uk - 245085.jpg
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Monkton is located in Devon
Monkton
Monkton
Location within Devon
Area5.0244 km2 (1.9399 sq mi)
Population169 (2011 census)
• Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Monkton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
Websitehttp://monkton-devon.org/
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°49′18″N 3°09′17″W / 50.821580°N 3.1547332°W / 50.821580; -3.1547332Coordinates: 50°49′18″N 3°09′17″W / 50.821580°N 3.1547332°W / 50.821580; -3.1547332

Monkton is a village and civil parish on the River Otter, about 2 miles north east of Honiton railway station,[1] in the East Devon district, in the county of Devon, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 169.[2] The parish touches Cotleigh, Upottery, Honiton, Offwell and Luppitt.[3] The parish is in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[4]

Features[edit]

There are 5 listed buildings in Monkton.[5]

History[edit]

The name "Monkton" means 'Monks' farm/settlement'[6] and is likely to have been of Ango-Saxon origin.[7] It was The parish was historically in the Colyton hundred.[8] On the 24th of March 1884 an area from Combe Raleigh parish was transferred to the parish. The transferred area contained 4 houses in 1891.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Monkton in East Devon Map and description". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Monkton Parish". Noims. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Monkton". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Monkton Parish Council". Monkton Parish Council. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in Monkton, East Devon, Devon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Monkton Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Archaeological History". Monkton Parish Council. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  8. ^ "The Hundreds of Devon". GENUKI. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Relationships and Changes Monkton CP/AP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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