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Kenton, Devon

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Population  3,087 (2001)
Country  England
Post town  EXETER
Shire county  Devon
District  Teignbridge
UK parliament constituency  Teignbridge
Region  South West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  EX6
Local time  Sunday 6:42 AM
Dialling code  01626
Kenton, Devon

Weather  9°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 94% Humidity

Kenton is a small village located near Exeter, the capital of Devon, England. It has two restaurants, a pub, two hairdressers, a primary school, a mediaeval church and is near Powderham Castle.

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Map of Kenton, UK

Kenton is known for its medieval castle, Powderham Castle, where the Earl of Devon once settled. Powderham Castle was built between 1390 and 1420 by Sir Philip Courtenay. The Castle remains in the hands of his descendant, the Earl of Devon.

The church is dedicated to all of the saints and is a fine building of the 14th century. It is built of red sandstone and the arcades are of Beer stone. According to John Betjeman "the full-aisled Devon plan at its best". The tower is handsome and the rood screen is massive and stately with ancient colour and a good series of figure-paintings. The pulpit is medieval and the reredos is by Charles Eamer Kempe.

Twin towns

  • Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay (France) since 1996
  • Linkebeek (Belgium) since 1996
  • References

    Kenton, Devon Wikipedia