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Kingsteignton Town in Devon

Photograph of Kingsteignton

Location

Kingsteignton is a town in South Devon. It lies at the head of the Teign Estuary to the west of Teignmouth.

It is bypassed by the A380 and is also on the A383, B3193 and B3195.

Kingsteignton was, until recently, purported to be the largest village in England, with a population of over 11,000. The threat of being incorporated into the nearby town of Newton Abbot prompted the parish council to change the village\\\\\\\'s status to a town itself: the change took effect from 1 January 2009.

Founded in the early 8th century by the kings of Wessex as the centre of a vast Saxon estate that extended from Teignmouth to Manaton, Kingsteignton was a key settlement in Saxon times and gave its name to the Saxon hundred of Teignton. The hundred moot or court was held in the village but it appears that by the time of the Domesday Survey the name of the hundred had been changed to Teignbridge, possibly indicating that the site of the court had been moved.

As a royal vill Kingsteignton provided rich pickings for Danish raiders who plundered it in AD 1001.

Events near Kingsteignton

Dining out near Kingsteignton

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The Elizabethan, Luton, Newton Abbot

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The New Colosseum, Teignmouth

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Orestone Manor, Torquay

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Edgemoor Country House, Bovey Tracey

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Gemelli, Torquay

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The Cary Arms, Torquay

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Steps Bistro, Torquay

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The Orange Tree, Torquay

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 Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Torquay and Teignmouth.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowTeignmouth

arrowBovey Tracey

arrowTorquay

arrowExmouth

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowKingsteignton

	arrowNewton Abbot

	arrowTeignmouth

	arrowBovey Tracey

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

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