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Pictures of Colyton

in the county of Devon

About Colyton

The town of Colyton, in Devon, first appeared as an ancient village around 700 AD and appeared inthe Doomsday Book as 'Culitone'.

It was once described as "the most rebellious town in Devon" due to the number of its inhabitants who joined the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685.

Colyton has a grade 1 listed church 'The Church of England parish church of St Andrew's' which has stood on the site since the 11th century, replacing an older Saxon church.

the church's 14th century octagonal lantern tower is said to have been used as a beacon for ships River Axe, which was once navigable.

Seaton Tramway, which is a narrow gauge electric tramway, runs 3 miles from Seaton to Colyton via Colyford.

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Fishing in the river Axe at Axmouth, Devon

Axmouth (11 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction SE of Colyton)

This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port...

Axe harbour at Seaton, Devon.

Seaton (252 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction S of Colyton)

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Axminster, Devon

Axminster (40 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NE of Colyton)

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A view of Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis (265 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction E of Colyton)

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Charmouth, Dorset

Charmouth (87 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction E of Colyton)

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Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction N)

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Pecorama gardens

Pecorama (20 Pictures)

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Blackberry Camp. - Iron age settlement near - Beer. Devon

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(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction W)

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A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction E)

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Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

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Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum (1 Pictures)

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Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (21 Pictures)

(14.6 miles, 23.6 km, direction N)

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