Newton St Cyres

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Newton St Cyres
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Newton St Cyres
Newton St Cyres is located in Devon
Newton St Cyres
Newton St Cyres
Newton St Cyres shown within Devon
Population 562 (2011)
OS grid reference SX8897
Civil parish
  • Newton St Cyres
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EXETER
Postcode district EX5
Dialling code 01392
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50°46′05″N 3°35′31″W / 50.768°N 3.592°W / 50.768; -3.592Coordinates: 50°46′05″N 3°35′31″W / 50.768°N 3.592°W / 50.768; -3.592

Newton St Cyres is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon, in the English county of Devon, located between Crediton and Exeter. It has a population of 867,[1] reducing to 562 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village is part of the Newbrooke electoral ward. The ward population at the above census was 1,520.[3] Almost destroyed by fire in the early 1960s,[4] its main point of interest is the Parish Church, built in the 15th century and dedicated to the martyrs St. Cyriac and his mother St. Julitta.[5] Most of the church is in early Perpendicular style, built of local reddish 'trap', a volcanic stone from quarries at Posbury, with the exception of the nave pillars, which are of Beer stone.[6]

Newton St Cyres church Devon

It contains the monument with standing effigy of John Northcote (1570-1632) of Hayne, lord of the manor of Newton St Cyres.

Newton St Cyres railway station serves the Exeter to Barnstaple line.

Newton St Cyres is home to two public houses: the Crown and Sceptre and the Beer Engine. Traditional cheeses can be bought from the Quickes Farm shop. The village has a recreation ground with two football pitches, a cricket pitch and two tennis courts.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Mid Devon Retrieved 27 January 2010
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Newbrooke ward 2011". Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Settlement Character Part 3" (PDF). Mid Devon District Council. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  5. ^ N. Pevsner, The buildings of England - South Devon
  6. ^ http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/devon/churches/Newton-St-Cyres.htm
  7. ^ http://www.middevon.gov.uk/newtonstcyres/index.cfm?articleid=4054

External links[edit]

Newton St Cyres at DMOZ Media related to Newton St Cyres at Wikimedia Commons