Spreyton

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For Spreyton in Australia, see Spreyton, Tasmania.
Spreyton
Spreyton is located in Devon
Spreyton
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Spreyton shown within Devon
Population 380 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SX6996
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Crediton
Postcode district EX17
Dialling code 01647
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°45′19″N 3°50′35″W / 50.75537°N 3.84312°W / 50.75537; -3.84312Coordinates: 50°45′19″N 3°50′35″W / 50.75537°N 3.84312°W / 50.75537; -3.84312

Spreyton is a small rural village just north of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Spreyton is famous for its connection to the tale of “Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all” who came from, and is thought to be buried in Spreyton. Some believe that if Uncle Tom Cobley did exist and did travel to Widecombe fair, he would have travelled from Spreyton.

There is a small primary school, Spreyton County Primary School, serving the village and the surrounding area. The Tom Cobley Tavern is the village pub, placed on the main street in the village. There is also a parish church, which holds the grave of 'Tom Cobley' within its churchyard.

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