Tuckenhay

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Tuckenhay
Tuckenhay - geograph.org.uk - 191294.jpg
Tuckenhay from the east
Tuckenhay is located in Devon
Tuckenhay
Tuckenhay
Tuckenhay shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX818562
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District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TOTNES
Postcode district TQ9
Dialling code 01803
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50°23′35″N 3°39′50″W / 50.393°N 03.664°W / 50.393; -03.664Coordinates: 50°23′35″N 3°39′50″W / 50.393°N 03.664°W / 50.393; -03.664

Tuckenhay is a hamlet in the South Hams in Devon, England, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Totnes. It lies on the south bank of Bow Creek, the estuary of the Harbourne River, which flows into the River Dart.

The name is first recorded only from 1550, and possibly means "at the oak enclosure" (Middle English atte oken hay).[1]

The village has an industrial past. A paper mill opened in 1829, and produced high quality hand-made paper until the late 20th century.[2] An extension was opened in 1889, and has now been converted into holiday accommodation.[3] Nearby on the quay is a restaurant-pub, the Maltsters Arms, once owned by the TV chef Keith Floyd.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Tuckenhay", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521168557
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (100997)". Images of England. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (100998)". Images of England. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ "The Maltsters Arms". Retrieved 26 August 2017.

External links[edit]

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