Venn Ottery

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Venn Ottery
Venn Ottery is located in Devon
Venn Ottery
Venn Ottery
Venn Ottery shown within Devon
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Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX11
Dialling code 01404
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50°42′47″N 3°18′22″W / 50.713°N 3.306°W / 50.713; -3.306Coordinates: 50°42′47″N 3°18′22″W / 50.713°N 3.306°W / 50.713; -3.306

Venn Ottery, historically also spelt Fen Ottery, is a small village in East Devon, England. It lies 1 mile north of the larger village of Newton Poppleford.

Venn Ottery was an ancient parish.[1] St Gregory's Church has a 15th-century tower[2], and is a Grade II* listed building.[3] Venn Ottery became a civil parish in 1866, but in 1935 the parish was abolished and added to the parish of Harpford. In 1968 the parish was renamed Newton Poppleford and Harpford.[4]

Venn Ottery Common, west of the village, is a nature reserve owned by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, a nationally important lowland heath area and site of special scientific interest.[5]


  1. ^ Vision of Britain website
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  3. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (352414)". Images of England. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  4. ^ Vision of Britain website
  5. ^ Devon Wildlife Trust website

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