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  devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Devon is a county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east.
Devon also retained a number of Celtic customs (such as its own form of Celtic wrestling when as recently as the nineteenth century a crowd of 17,000 at Devonport (Plymouth) attended a match between the champions of Devon and Cornwall).
Devon and South Devon are both used as the names of breeds of cattle that originated in the county.
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 Devon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Devon has also featured in most of the civil conflicts in England since the Norman conquest, including the Wars of the Roses and Perkin Warbeck's rising in 1497, the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549 and the English Civil War.
Devon has its own (unofficial) flag which has been dedicated to Saint Petroc, who is a local saint with numerous dedications throughout Devon and neighbouring counties.
The city of Plymouth, the largest city in Devon, and the conurbation of Torbay (including the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) are now unitary authorities separate from Devon for the purposes of local government.
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 Devon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east.
Devon is also known for its mariners, such as Sir Francis Drake, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Walter Raleigh, and as the childhood home of psychology pioneer Raymond Cattell.
Devon and South Devon are breeds of cattle that originated in the county.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Devon   (1267 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Plymouth
It is located at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the world's largest and most spectacular natural harbours, the Plymouth Sound.
Smeatons tower on the Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the Westcountry of England, situated at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar in the traditional county of Devon.
Devon South West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Plymouth   (8405 words)

  
 BBC - Devon - devolution message board
Devon was only mentioned once, by The Environment Agency's South West Region Otter Survey, where Somerset and Dorset are the Wessex sub-region and Devon and Cornwall are the South West sub-region.
A Wessex and Cornwall model or a Wessex, Devon and Cornwall model would both solve the problems outlined in the report whilst preserving the integrity of the counties, but my view is that the latter ignores the functional linkages between Devon and its eastern neighbours.
It is perhaps indicative of the problem Devon (or Cornwall) would face in such a large region that these terms are used on a board discussing the relevance of the proposed devolved assembly to Devon.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/have_your_say/devolution_11.shtml   (19370 words)

  
 Devon
Devon is a county in South West England.
It is believed that the Celtic language survived in (parts of) Devon until the middle ages, and a number of local customs are thought to derive from that heritage, though in comparison with Cornwall, Celtic placenames are less common.
In addition Devon is the only county in Great Britain (not counting the traditional counties of Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty and Inverness-shire) to have two completely separate coastlines.
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 Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The name "Devon" derives from name given by the Romans to the Celtic people who inhabited the south western peninsula of Britain at the time of the Roman invasion c AD50, the Dumnonii - meaning 'Deep Valley Dwellers'.
Over the next 100 years there was repeated fighting between Dumnonia and Wessex, and some historians claim that this resulted in the effective conquest of Devon by Wessex by 715 and its formal annexation around 805.
at Woodbury Common in southeast Devon]] The landscape of the south coast consists of rolling hills dotted with small towns, such as Dartmouth, EnglandDartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes etc. The towns of Torquay and Paignton are the principal seaside resorts on the south coast.
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 River Avon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"River Avon" in England therefore, literally means "River River" as does "Afon Afan" (River Afan) in Welsh.
River Avon, Devon, Bigbury on Sea near Salcombe
The etymology of Avon is the Proto-Celtic *abonā, meaning "river".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Avon   (160 words)

  
 Devon self catering holiday cottages: Sea Thrift at Bigbury on Sea
Sea Thrift is a luxury bungalow situated on the sea front at Bigbury on Sea, a quiet seaside village on the South Devon coast.
There are magnificent sea views across Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, from the surfing beaches of Bantham and the mouth of the River Avon to the sheer cliffs and secluded coves to the west.
Burgh Island opposite is a short walk across the sands or use the unique sea tractor at high tide and explore the island with its famous art deco hotel and the 14th century Pilchard Inn, an old smuggling haunt.
www.cottageguide.co.uk /seathrift-devon   (277 words)

  
 Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Over the next 100 years there was repeated fighting between Dumnonia and Wessex, resulting in the effective conquest of Devon by Wessex by 715 and its formal annexation around 805 although the Dumnonian kings continued to be able to maintain (nominal) influence for some time thereafter.
This flag was adopted in 2003 after a competition run by BBC Devon.
image at Woodbury Common in southeast Devon The landscape of the south coast consists of rolling hills dotted with small towns, such as Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes etc. The towns of Torquay and Paignton are the principal seaside resorts on the south coast.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/de/Devon.htm   (1478 words)

  
 Devon biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Dartmoor is thought to have been settled by Mesolithic hunter-gatherer peoples from about 6000 BC, and they later cleared much of the oak forest, which regenerated as moor.
However these dates and the degree of conquest are debated as the Dumnonian kings continued to be able to maintain (nominal) influence for some time thereafter.
The Dartmoor tin-mining industry thrived for hundreds of years, continuing from pre-Roman times right through to the first half of the 20th century.
devon.biography.ms   (1507 words)

  
 Hotel Devon - Buckland Touts Saints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Buckland-Tout-Saints Hotel is situated in the beautiful countryside of South Devon and is the perfect place to use as a base to explore this wonderful part of the United Kingdom.
This is Devon's most southerly town and is undoubtedly set in one of the most beautiful locations.
This historic city is Devon’s capital and is Roman, Saxon and Norman in origin.
www.tout-saints.co.uk /hotel-devon.htm   (579 words)

  
 DEVON FACTS AND INFORMATION
The cross design is reminscent of both England's St_George's_Cross and neighbouring Cornwall's Saint_Piran's_Flag, which also uses fl and white, and the colours of the flag are those popularly identified with Devon (e.g.
This is a list of the main towns and cities in Devon, for a complete list of settlements see list_of_places_in_Devon.
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser Free local newspaper covering the Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and South Molton areas of North Devon.
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 River Avon (Devon)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
I would recommend to go up the river on the flood & to return on the ebb, so consult your tide tables.
Look out for water ski club half way up the river, there are buoys marking the course.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Lower half of the river the water is very clear, but becomes murky in the upper reaches.
www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk /avondevon.htm   (289 words)

  
 Avon
The Avon Trail winds for 100 kilometers from St. Marys to Conestogo, and forms a link between the Thames Valley and Grand River trail systems.
The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) also known as 'Children of the 90s' is aimed at identifying ways in which to optimise the
The Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, CT provides the height of hospitality in the heart of the Farmington Valley.
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 River Avon (Devon)
Other options are using the Bala Brook tributary which joins the Avon at the bottom of the gorge section (only in high water, which makes the gorge unrunnable anyway), or enter the woodland area to river left at Didworthy Bridge and discretely trek up to your get in.
She owns the land on BOTH sides of the river (the new guidebook warns of access issues on river right, but river left is poor too!).
Obviously exercise complete discretion in attempting to paddle the Avon, but I personally refuse to contemplate giving up this wonderful river in order to suit the personal interests of a very few locals.
www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk /avondevonupper.htm   (1318 words)

  
 Cider Press Cottage, Self Catering Holiday Cottage set in the tranquil Avon Valley in the South Hams South Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Cider Press Cottage lies in the centre of the stunning South Hams in South Devon, between Kingsbridge and Dartmoor.
The cottage is next to the Old Mill House, set in the beautiful wooded valley of the River Avon.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a king sized bed, the twin room overlooks the countryside and the River Avon and there is the modern bathroom.
www.ciderpresscottage.co.uk   (228 words)

  
 Extreme Flood Examples
Central and northern Portugal -  Agueda river in Agueda town.
Bistrita river in Romania floods hundreds of houses in four villages.
Tributaries of the Medway river at Yalding in Kent.
www.dartmouth.edu /~floods/DataProducts/ExtremeFloods/examples.html   (369 words)

  
 River Avon, Devon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The River Avon is a (A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)) river in the (A region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government) county of (A county in southwestern England) Devon in the south of (A division of the United Kingdom) England.
It (A movement upward) rises in the (Click link for more info and facts about Dartmoor National Park) Dartmoor National Park near Ryder's Hill, passes through Avonwick and (Click link for more info and facts about Aveton Gifford) Aveton Gifford and flows into the sea at Bigbury on Sea.
Other (A river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn) River Avons
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/river_avon,_devon.htm   (142 words)

  
 River Avon, Devon - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
River Avon, Devon - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about River Avon, Devon contains research on
River Avon, Devon, See also and Related topics.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/River_Avon,_Devon   (113 words)

  
 River Avon, Hampshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The River Avon is a river in the county of Hampshire in the south of England.
The Avon Valley Path goes from Salisbury Christchurch.
If you like to simply drift with the music and you enjoy truly the great old song (many by the original recorders) you definetely need to add this CD to your collection.
www.freeglossary.com /River_Avon,_Hampshire   (179 words)

  
 Vacation Home Exchange. Holiday Villa in Stratford Upon Avon, Warwks, United Kingdom. Late Deals, Special Offers.
Open fires, beamed ceilings, walls etc. The house is located in a sleepy english village just outside the theatre town of stratford upon avon.
Typical english village with village green on the edge of the cotswolds, very near to the tourist towns of broadway and chipping campden.
The town of stratford upon avon is home of the royal shakespeare company(my husbands place of work) and many historical buildings and the river avon.
www.villa-vacation.com /home-exchange-7618.htm   (281 words)

  
 Mark Ridley's home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
I was born in Scotland and I'm 40.
Devon was quite popular with royalty and the attendant clergy.
This is a fascinating museum with artifacts and authenticated accounts of real witches that lived in Devon and Cornwall.
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 Holiday Let - self catering - Totnes - South Devon
Ley Farm lodge is a charming two bed-roomed self contained let tucked away in the beautiful South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty which has been preserved and nurtured.
Fishing is possible on the River Avon and horse riding nearby on Dartmoor.
This is a mixed farm for a variety of animals such as sheep, pigs and horses, and farm produce which supplies the local pub, is available.
www.south-devon-farm-holidays.co.uk /ley-farm-self-catering.htm   (242 words)

  
 Self catering accommodation in Bristol Avon - holiday homes cottages around Bristol accommodation in Avon UK
The River Avon weaves through the centre of the town forming part of the waterway system that made Bristol a great inland port.
His SS Great Britain is berthed in the same dry dock where she was constructed in 1843 and is open to visitors.
For tourist attractions and places to visit in and around Avon, please use the links at the bottom of the page; also where to eat and drink in Avon.
www.kayukay.co.uk /bristolself.html   (617 words)

  
 The South West - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The coast is a great attraction with an outstanding landscape and old ports and fishing villages but don't neglect the inland towns and cities that are well worth a visit.
Right: Ilfracombe Harbour in Devon lies below the attractive town and is surrounded by cliffs.
Above: Lynmouth, Devon, is built by the beach.
homepage.ntlworld.com /jim.shead/SW1.htm   (165 words)

  
 BIBLIOGRAPHY
Burrow, Ian C. "Dark Age Devon: The Landscape, A.D. 400-1100." In Archaeology of the Devon Landscape, edited by Peter Beacham et al.
Bristol: Committee for Rescue Archaeology in Avon, Gloucestershire, and Somerset, 1978.
Bristol: Committee for Rescue Archaeology in Avon, Gloucestershire, and Somerset, 1980.
www.the-orb.net /encyclop/early/origins/rom_celt/biblio1.html   (6393 words)

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