Alphington village, Devon
Alphington village is a former manor. It lies just one and a half miles south of Exeter in East Devon, just to the east of the A30 trunk road and is now basically a suburb of Exeter.
There is evidence of neolithic occupation of Alphington. What would have been a highly prized, well polished stone axe, was found at Waybrook Cottage. It indicates that there was trading taking place, as the flint is not local. In 1973, a bronze age ring ditch was excavated at Markham Lane, and two cremations found, along with shards of pottery.
It is probable that it was Saxons who settled on the Alphin Brook, at a point where ancient tracks from Salmon Pool crossed to Crediton and Moretonhampstead. After the Norman invasion, it became an Earl's land under the Crown, and Domesday refers to 'the King has a manor called Afinstone'. St Michael's and All Angels was established by the Normans, although only the font remains from this structure.
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: