Talaton

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Talaton
Parish
The Village Shop, and The Talaton Inn
The Village Shop, and The Talaton Inn
CountryEngland
CountyDevon
Population590
Size965 HA
Websitewww.talatonparishcouncil.co.uk

Talaton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Devon. It lies approximately 6 miles to the west of Honiton, 3 miles to the north of Ottery St Mary, 2 miles to the west of Feniton and 2 miles to the east of Whimple. The parish of Talaton covers an area of 965 hectares (2,384 acres).[1] Its total population was estimated to be 590 in 2012 [1]

The name Talaton (Taleton DB 1086) means 'farmstead on the River Tale', a tributary of the River Otter, whose name is in turn derived from the Old English word getæl meaning 'quick, active or swift'.

The village has a public house, the Talaton Inn; a manor house, Talaton House; a church, St James the Great, and a village hall. There are a number of listed buildings within the village and a number of thatched cottages. There is also a shop within the village which is a community enterprise and has won a Prince of Wales award recognising its contribution to the community.

Events[edit]

On Spring Bank Holiday weekend the village has an open gardens weekend raising funds for the church.

On the first weekend in June there is a village day which is effectively the village fayre. The village day starts with the Talaton Trotter, a 6.5 mile cross country race.

Historic estates[edit]

Tourism[edit]

  • Escot Park - The grounds of Escot House are generally open to the public and offer a range of activities.[2]
  • Talaton Inn - A range of events are often scheduled at the Talaton Inn[3]
  • Talaton Escot Circular Walk - Well maintained tracks and paths[4]
  • Church of St James the Great, Talaton[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Talaton at Wikimedia Commons

www.talatonparishcouncil.co.uk

Coordinates: 50°47′N 3°19′W / 50.783°N 3.317°W / 50.783; -3.317