Kingsteignton Town in Devon
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
Fri, 22 - Sat, 23 Jun (ca. 18 km)
Thu, 5 Jul (ca. 19 km)
Dining out near Kingsteignton
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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