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Crediton Town in Devon

Photograph of Crediton

Location

Crediton is a town in Mid Devon. It stands on the A377 Exeter to Barnstaple road at the junction with the A3072 road to Tiverton, about 7 miles northwest of Exeter.

It had a population of 6,837 in 2001. The town is situated in the narrow vale of the River Creedy, between two steep hills and is divided into two parts, the east or old town and the west or new town.

The first indication of settlement at Crediton is the knowledge that Winfrith or Saint Boniface was born here in c. 672 AD. He propagated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century and is the patron saint of both Germany and the Netherlands. In 909 a see was established here with Edwulf as the first bishop.

Nine more bishops ruled here until 1050, when Leofric obtained papal permission from Pope Leo IX to transfer the seat to Exeter, a more culturally aware, larger and walled town. Since 1897 Crediton has been the seat of a suffragan bishopric in the Diocese of Exeter.

Events near Crediton

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Tiverton, Crediton, Exeter and Cullompton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCrediton

arrowExeter

arrowCullompton

arrowBovey Tracey

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCrediton

	arrowExeter

	arrowTiverton

	arrowOttery St Mary

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Moretonhampstead, Winkleigh, South Molton and Newton Abbot.

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