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a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon
Country road outside Crediton

About Crediton

Always a beautiful place, Crediton must have been awesome in the year AD674 when legend tells us that St. Boniface was born here as plain Winfrith. Young Winfrith was destined to become the first ever christian preacher in Europe, he also became Bishop of Mainz in Germany and he is solely responsible for converting many European countries to the christian religion. St.Bomiface was rewarded for his work through Crediton being deemed the seat of the first Bishop of Devon and Cornwall.

Fires in the mid-17th-century destroyed a great number of the town's buildings but next to the cathedral size church that dominates the town can be seen the 13th-century Chapter House. This building contains the room where the church's Govenors have met since the middle of the 16th-century. The town also has a large statue of St. Boniface.

Crediton, these days is a town of commerce and industry, it is particularly known for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cider. The town is favourably situated close to the Cathedral City of Exeter and is not far from the wild beauty of Dartmoor Forest.

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Annual snow day in Exeter

Exeter (236 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Devon

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction SE of Crediton)

Exeter is a bustling city in the heart of the county of Devon. It's mix of modern and functional with old and cultural makes for an interesting place to live, and to visit...

St. Peters Church at Zeal Monachorum, Devon

Zeal Monachorum (4 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction W of Crediton)

Set amid the rolling agricultural heartland of Devon, Zeal Monachorum is the very epitome of the perfect, tranquil Devonian village...

village square at Drewsteigton, Devon. summer 2005

Drewsteignton (43 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction SW of Crediton)

This attractive village is one of the most beautifully laid out of all Devon villages with pretty cottages set around a fine village square...

St. Michael & All Angels Church, Pinhoe near Exeter in Devon.

Pinhoe (1 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction SE of Crediton)

Pinhoe now fringes the urban sprawl of Exeter, but there was a time when it was a place standing alone with its own identity...

Okehampton Castle in Devon

Okehampton (14 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction W of Crediton)

There has been a settlement at Okehampton since the Bronze-Age, later it became a prosperous Saxon town with the Saxon Lords being overthrown at the time of the Conquest...

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Exeter Cathedral, Devon

Exeter Cathedral (98 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction SE)

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Killerton (50 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction E)

Walking towards the handsome Georgian property known as Killerton House, you get only a hint of the surprises awaiting you.....

Castle Drogo, Near Exeter, Devon

Castle Drogo (22 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction SW)

Fortune rarely smiles on people the way it did on Sir Julius Drewe. In 1899 at the age of 33 he was able to retire from the.....

Spinster's Rock, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, County Devon, England

Spinster's Rock (1 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction SW)

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Powderham Castle Gardens July 2005

Powderham Castle (13 Pictures)

(13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction SE)

Built over 600 years ago, Powderham Castle is the historic home of the Earl of Devon. The Castle is still lived in by the.....

Becky Falls, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor

Becky Falls (14 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction S)

Becky Falls is a romantic beauty spot hidden in the countryside close to the old town of Bovey Tracey. The spot is noted for its.....

Kitty Jay's Grave, near Widecombe on the moor, Devon

Jay's Grave (1 Pictures)

(14.4 miles, 23.1 km, direction SW)

As English legends go, that of Jay's Grave is a very sad and lonely one. The ancient Dartmoor legend of Jay's Grave is about a.....


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