What towns are in North Devon?

North Devon Council is based in Barnstaple. Other towns and villages in the North Devon District include Braunton, Fremington, Ilfracombe, Instow, South Molton, Lynton and Lynmouth.

Is Genuki free?

GENUKI is a directory website–it directs you to other websites through links. For that reason, its use is totally free–though it may link you to websites which require payment. GENUKI was created and is maintained by volunteers and it is not to be used for commercial purposes.

Which part of Devon is best?

Devon’s top 10 prettiest towns and villages

  • Mortehoe.
  • Croyde.
  • Branscombe.
  • Dittisham.
  • Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park.
  • Beer.
  • Brixham. Brixham is a town rich with Devon’s culture and countryside trappings.
  • Hartland. At Devon’s border with North Cornwall, the pretty village of Hartland is the focal point of a vast, rural area.

Is Devon a poor country?

Situated in the region of South West England, it is a maritime county. Like neighbouring Cornwall to the west, Devon is disadvantaged economically compared to other parts of southern England, owing to the decline of a number of core industries, notably fishing, mining and farming.

Which is nicer South or North Devon?

North Devon is, for me, about stunningly beautiful coastlines and countryside and is best for those who want to walk, surf or do outdoorsy type stuff. With small kids there is more commercial holiday stuff going on in South Devon (farm parks galore, etc) and there are more big roads to get you around easily.

What is the largest town in Devon?

List of towns and cities in Devon by population

2011 rank Town/city 2011 population
1 Plymouth 256,384
2 Exeter 117,773
3 Torquay 65,245
4 Paignton 49,021

Is Dorset nicer than Devon?

Beaches. Dorset is best known for its stunning Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site — miles and miles of fascinating rocks, fossils and landforms. The majority — 65 miles — of this precious coast is in Dorset, with the remaining 30 miles in Devon. Winner: Devon — for more variety.

Where should I not live in Devon?

The nine worst places to live in Devon – according to people who…

  • 1) Ilfracombe: Gluten intolerant middle class nightmare.
  • 2) Dartmouth: All is not as it seems.
  • 3) Okehampton: Rotten to the core.
  • 4) Dawlish Warren: aka Watership Downer.
  • 5) Axminster: The worst town ever.
  • 6) Brixham: Once such a happy little town.

Is Devon safe?

Devon is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Devon in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 25 out of 1,000 residents.

Where is the warmest part of Devon?

Saunton and Croyde often record the highest temperatures in Britain, often due to easterly and southeasterly winds. The south-east coast of Devon, including places such as Salcombe and Exmouth, is one of the sunniest places in the UK.

What is Devon famous for?

Devon is renowned for an assortment of things such as its spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches and of course the Devonshire cream tea, all making it a popular holiday destination.

Why is Devon so popular?

Where can I find Devon and GENUKI Wills?

A discussion forum, DEVON-GEN , the Google Group associated with GENUKI/Devon, is co-sponsored by the Devon FHS. For information related to specific families or individuals see Genealogies, and Biographies; to locate transcripts of wills for specific individuals see Wills .

Where are all the GENUKI towns in Devon?

1 Abbots Bickington 2 Abbotscarswell – see Abbotskerswell 3 Abbotsham 4 Abbotskerswell 5 Affeton – see in West Worlington 6 Aishraffe – see Rose Ash 7 Alfington – see in Ottery St Mary 8 Alphington 9 Alscott – see Alverdiscott 10 Alverdiscott

Where can I find genealogy records in Devon?

Devon Record Office’s guidance for family historians. The Genealogies pages are the main starting point in GENUKI/Devon for information relating to individual families: they list published and selected on-line narrative genealogical accounts, and provides links to town and parish pages containing further such accounts.

Where do you find the parish grid in GENUKI?

Non-specific descriptors such as “Mill” or “Weir” are not included. The GENUKI Gazetteer indicates which parish each place is located in, and also each place’s actual OS grid reference (set up to act as a link via which the place can be found on a variety of maps).