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Aberdeen railway station is the only railway station in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Adam Sedgwick (22 March 1785 – 27 January 1873) was a British priest and geologist, one of the founders of modern geology.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.
Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.
Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey (22 January 1920 – 28 April 1999) was an English football player and manager who, was manager of England from 1963 to 1974, and guided England to victory in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, known informally as Schiphol (Luchthaven Schiphol), is the main international airport of the Netherlands.
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain describes the process which changed the language and culture of most of what became England from Romano-British to Germanic.
The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.
The Archdeacon of Cornwall is a senior cleric in the Church of England Diocese of Truro.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
The hundred of Axminster was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Æthelstan or Athelstan (Old English: Æþelstan, or Æðelstān, meaning "noble stone"; 89427 October 939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939.
Ball clays are kaolinitic sedimentary clays that commonly consist of 20–80% kaolinite, 10–25% mica, 6–65% quartz.
The hundred of Bampton was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Barnstaple is the main town of North Devon, England and possibly the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.
A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or another bay.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Radio Devon is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Devon.
Benjamin John "Ben" Howard (born 24 April 1987) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer.
Bere Alston railway station is an unstaffed halt situated near the village of Bere Alston in Devon, England, north of Plymouth on the branch to Gunnislake.
Berry Pomeroy is a village, civil parish and former manor in the former hundred of Haytor, today within South Hams district of Devon, England, about two miles east of Totnes.
Bicton College is a college with around 1,000 full-time and 3,500 part-time pupils, located near Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England.
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England.
Bideford Association Football Club. is a football club based in Bideford, Devon, England.
Bideford Bay, also known as Barnstaple Bay and often shown on maps as Barnstaple or Bideford Bay, is a large area of water on the northwest coast of Devon in South West England, at the southwestern end of the Bristol Channel where it joins the Celtic Sea.
Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity or citizen science.
Birmingham City Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Birmingham, England.
The Bishop of Cornwall was an episcopal title which was used by Anglo Saxons between the 9th and 11th centuries.
The Bishop of Crediton is an episcopal title which takes its name from the town of Crediton in Devon, England.
Bishop's Tawton is a village and civil parish in the North Devon district of Devon, England.
The hundred of Black Torrington was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The Bombardment of Algiers (27 August 1816) was an attempt by Britain and the Netherlands to end the slavery practices of Omar Agha, the Dey of Algiers.
Bradley James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor best known for portraying Arthur Pendragon in the BBC TV series Merlin.
The hundred of Braunton was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
The Bristol to Exeter line is a major branch of the Great Western Main Line in the southern United Kingdom and runs from Bristol, to Exeter, from where it continues as the Exeter to Plymouth line.
The British & Irish Lions is a rugby union team selected from players eligible for any of the Home Nations – the national teams of England, Scotland, and Wales – and Ireland.
The British Basketball League, often abbreviated to the BBL, is a men's professional basketball league in Great Britain, the highest level of play in the country.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partly publicly-funded body which aims to advance geoscientific knowledge of the United Kingdom landmass and its continental shelf by means of systematic surveying, monitoring and research.
The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own.
The British people, or the Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies.
The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity and learned society founded in 1831 to aid in the promotion and development of science.
Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.
The Brittonic, Brythonic or British Celtic languages (ieithoedd Brythonaidd/Prydeinig; yethow brythonek/predennek; yezhoù predenek) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family; the other is Goidelic.
Brixham is a small fishing town and civil parish in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England.
Bude (Porthbud) is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat).
Budleigh Salterton is a small town on the coast in East Devon, England, south-east of Exeter.
The Carboniferous is a geologic period and system that spans 60 million years from the end of the Devonian Period million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Permian Period, Mya.
The Britons, also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, were Celtic people who inhabited Great Britain from the British Iron Age into the Middle Ages, at which point their culture and language diverged into the modern Welsh, Cornish and Bretons (among others).
Celtic Christianity or Insular Christianity refers broadly to certain features of Christianity that were common, or held to be common, across the Celtic-speaking world during the Early Middle Ages.
Celtic polytheism, commonly known as Celtic paganism, comprises the religious beliefs and practices adhered to by the Iron Age people of Western Europe now known as the Celts, roughly between 500 BCE and 500 CE, spanning the La Tène period and the Roman era, and in the case of the Insular Celts the British and Irish Iron Age.
The Celtic Sea (An Mhuir Cheilteach; Y Môr Celtaidd; An Mor Keltek; Ar Mor Keltiek; La mer Celtique) is the area of the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Ireland bounded to the east by Saint George's Channel; other limits include the Bristol Channel, the English Channel, and the Bay of Biscay, as well as adjacent portions of Wales, Cornwall, Devon, and Brittany.
The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed.
Chalk is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (name of the local district), is the largest international airport in France and the second largest in Europe.
Charles Henry Rolle Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 20th Baron Clinton (2 March 1834 – 29 March 1904), styled The Honourable Charles Trefusis between 1832 and 1866, of Heanton Satchville, Huish, Devon, and of Fettercairn and Pitsligo, Scotland, was a British Conservative politician.
The chequered skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon), not to be confused with the large chequered skipper, is a small woodland butterfly in the family Hesperiidae.
Christopher Frederick Dawson (born 15 February 1952) is a British billionaire businessman; founder, owner and executive chairman of the British retail chain The Range.
Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist.
Christopher Tony Wolstenholme (born 2 December 1978) is an English musician.
The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.
A cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.
A circular linhay is an ancient type of structure found in England, particularly associated with Devon.
The hundred of Cliston was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Clotted cream (sometimes called scalded, clouted, Devonshire or Cornish cream) is a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow's milk using steam or a water bath and then leaving it in shallow pans to cool slowly.
A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.
Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a natural building material made from subsoil, water, fibrous organic material (typically straw), and sometimes lime.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
The hundred of Coleridge was the name of one of thirty-two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The College of Arms, sometimes referred to as the College of Heralds, is a royal corporation consisting of professional officers of arms, with jurisdiction over England, Wales, Northern Ireland and some Commonwealth realms.
The hundred of Colyton was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
A comprehensive school is a secondary school that is a state school and does not select its intake on the basis of academic achievement or aptitude, in contrast to the selective school system, where admission is restricted on the basis of selection criteria.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
Hurling or Hurling the Silver Ball (Hurlian), is an outdoor team game played only in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Cornish wrestling (Omdowl Kernewek) is a form of wrestling which has been established in Cornwall for several centuries.
The Cornubian batholith is a large mass of granite rock, formed about 280 million years ago, which lies beneath much of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain.
Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.
The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is a World Heritage Site which includes select mining landscapes in Cornwall and West Devon in the south west of England.
A cottage is, typically, a small house.
The counties of England are areas used for the purposes of administrative, geographical, cultural or political demarcation.
A county town in Great Britain or Ireland is usually, but not always, the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county.
Cranbrook railway station serves the new town of Cranbrook near Exeter in Devon, England.
A cream tea (also known as a Devon cream tea, Devonshire tea, or Cornish cream tea) is a form of afternoon tea light meal, consisting of tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam.
Crediton is a town and civil parish in the Mid Devon district of Devon in England.
The hundred of Crediton was the name of one of thirty-two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
CrossCountry (legal name XC Trains Limited) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Arriva UK Trains, operating the New Cross Country franchise.
Croyde is a village on the west-facing coastline of North Devon, England.
Crying The Neck is a harvest festival tradition once common in counties of Devon and Cornwall in the United Kingdom.
The Culm Measures are a thick sequence of geological strata originating during the Carboniferous Period that occur in south-west England, principally in Devon and Cornwall, now known as the Culm Supergroup.
This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Devon.
The D'Hondt method or the Jefferson method is a highest averages method for allocating seats, and is thus a type of party-list proportional representation.
Damien Steven Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector.
Dartmoor is a moor in southern Devon, England.
The Dartmoor longhouse is a type of traditional stone-built home, typically found on the high ground of Dartmoor, in Devon, England and belonging to a wider tradition of combining human residences with those of livestock (cattle or sheep) under a single roof specific to western Britain; Wales, Cornwall and Devon, where they are more usually referred to simply as 'longhouses' and in general housebarns.
The Dartmoor pony is one of the horse breeds that have lived on Dartmoor England for centuries and is used for a variety of disciplines.
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon.
Dawlish is an English seaside resort town and civil parish in Teignbridge on the south coast of Devon, from the county town of Exeter.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the largest government department in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for welfare and pension policy.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.
Devon is a type of manufactured meat product sold in Australia and New Zealand.
Devon was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Devon in England.
Devon and Cornwall Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall, including the unitary authority areas of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly.
The Devon Bat Group (DBG) was founded in 1984 to help protect bats and their habitats, to look after injured bats and to advise and educate people about bats.
Devon County Council is the county council administering the English county of Devon.
Devon County Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.
The Devon Rugby Football Union is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in the county of Devon in England.
The Devon Sinfonia was created in 1983 as the chamber branch of the Devon Symphony Orchestra (UK).
The Devon Wildlife Trust is a member of The Wildlife Trusts partnership covering the county of Devon, England.
Devon wrestling is a type of wrestling that was popular in the nineteenth century.
The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic, spanning 60 million years from the end of the Silurian, million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Carboniferous, Mya.
The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment.
The Devonshire Association (DA) is a learned society founded in 1862 by William Pengelly and modelled on the British Association, but concentrating on research subjects linked to Devon in the fields of science, literature and the arts.
Devonshire Eggs is the name given to a dish from the county of Devon consisting of boiled eggs in a simple sauce made from melted butter, mustard and vinegar.
The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War.
The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.
The Diocese of Exeter is a Church of England diocese covering the county of Devon.
The Diocese of Truro is a Church of England diocese in the Province of Canterbury which covers Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and a small part of Devon.
Dominic James Howard (born 7 December 1977) is an English musician, best known as the drummer, percussionist and co-producer for the rock band Muse.
Dorset (archaically: Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.
Dublin Airport (Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath) is an international airport serving Dublin, the capital city of Ireland.
Dumnonia is the Latinised name for the Brythonic kingdom in Sub-Roman Britain between the late 4th and late 8th centuries, in what is now the more westerly parts of South West England.
The Dumnonii or Dumnones were a British tribe who inhabited Dumnonia, the area now known as Devon and Cornwall (and some areas of present-day Dorset and Somerset) in the further parts of the South West peninsula of Britain, from at least the Iron Age up to the early Saxon period.
Dundee railway station serves the city of Dundee on the east coast of Scotland.
Earl of Morley, of Morley in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The hundred of East Budleigh was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
East Devon is a local government district in Devon, England.
East Devon Eagles are a rugby league team based in Exmouth, Devon.
Devon has the 19th largest economy in England out of 46 ceremonial counties.
The Eddystone, or the Eddystone Rocks, are a seaswept and heavily eroded group of rocks some 9 statute miles (14 kilometres) southwest of Rame Head in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Edginswell railway station is a proposed station in the Edginswell area of Torquay, Devon.
Edinburgh Waverley railway station (also known simply as Waverley) is the principal station serving Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
Edward the Confessor (Ēadƿeard Andettere, Eduardus Confessor; 1003 – 5 January 1066), also known as Saint Edward the Confessor, was among the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.
The English Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of the English Football League and the third tier overall in the entire English football league system.
The English Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the third and lowest division of the English Football League (EFL) and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The England Hockey League (EHL) is the top tier of the national field hockey league system in England, and is run by England Hockey.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") over, principally, the manner of England's governance.
The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
The Eocene Epoch, lasting from, is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.
The hundred of Ermington was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The United Kingdom's component of the 2014 European Parliament election was held on Thursday 22 May 2014, coinciding with the 2014 local elections in England and Northern Ireland.
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).
Exeter Airport, formerly Exeter International Airport, is an airport located at Clyst Honiton in the District of East Devon close to the city of Exeter and within the county of Devon, South West England.
Exeter Centurions are a rugby league team based in Exeter, Devon.
Exeter Chiefs (officially Exeter Rugby Club) are an English professional rugby union club based in Exeter, Devon.
Exeter City Football Club is a professional association football club based in Exeter, Devon, England.
The Exeter Falcons are a speedway team formerly based in the city of Exeter.
Exeter St Davids is the principal railway station serving the city of Exeter in Devon, England.
Exeter Synagogue is in Synagogue Place, in Mary Arches within the old city of Exeter, Devon, and is the third oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom.
The Exeter to Plymouth railway of the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was the westernmost part of a route competing with that of the Great Western Railway (GWR) and its 'associated companies' from London and Exeter to Plymouth in Devon, England.
The Exeter–Plymouth line, also called the South Devon Main Line, is a central part of the trunk railway line between and in the southern United Kingdom.
The hundred of Exminster was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England.
Exmouth is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe.
The February 2009 Great Britain and Ireland snowfall was a prolonged period of snowfall that began on 1 February 2009.
Field hockey is a team game of the hockey family.
The Flag of Devon is the flag of the English county of Devon.
Flete House is a Grade I listed country house in the parish of Holbeton, in the South Hams district of Devon, England.
Flybe (pronounced) based in Exeter, England, is the largest independent regional airline in Europe.
A föhn or foehn is a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range.
The Football League Second Division was the second level division in the English football league system between 1892 and 1992.
The Football League Third Division was the third tier of the English football league system in 1920–21 and again from 1958 until 1992.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Sir Francis Charles Chichester KBE (17 September 1901 – 26 August 1972) was a pioneering aviator and solo sailor.
Sir Francis Drake (– 28 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era.
The hundred of Fremington was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Fruit preserves are preparations of fruits, vegetables and sugar, often canned or sealed for long-term storage.
Further education (often abbreviated FE) in the United Kingdom and Ireland is education in addition to that received at secondary school, that is distinct from the higher education (HE) offered in universities and other academic institutions.
Glasgow Central (Glaschu Mheadhain, Glesga Central) (also known simply as Central) is the major mainline rail terminus in Glasgow, Scotland.
Glenn Donald McGrath AM (born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years.
The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III, Prince of Orange, who was James's nephew and son-in-law.
Goal difference or points difference is a form of tiebreaker used to rank sport teams which finish on equal points in a league competition.
A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries, originally a school teaching Latin, but more recently an academically-oriented secondary school, differentiated in recent years from less academic Secondary Modern Schools.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
Great Torrington (often abbreviated to Torrington, though the villages of Little Torrington and Black Torrington are situated in the same region) is a small market town in the north of Devon, England.
First Greater Western Limited, trading as Great Western Railway (GWR), is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise.
The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW; Plaid Werdd Cymru a Lloegr) is a green, left-wing political party in England and Wales.
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain.
The hundred of Halberton was the name of a small district, one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Hangman cliffs, consisting of Great Hangman and Little Hangman, are near Combe Martin on the north coast of Devon, England, where Exmoor meets the sea.
The hundred of Hartland was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Hartland Point is a high rocky outcrop of land on the north-western tip of the Devon coast in England.
The hundred of Hayridge was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The hundred of Haytor was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Healthcare in Devon is now the responsibility of the two Clinical Commissioning Groups, one covering Northern, Eastern and Western Devon (which is the country's biggest, an area with 900,000 people), and one covering South Devon and Torbay.
Hemyock Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Henry Every, also Avery or Evory, (23 August 1659 – time of death uncertain, possibly 1699) sometimes erroneously given as Jack Avery or John Avery, was an English pirate who operated in the Atlantic and Indian oceans in the mid-1690s.
A heritage coast is a strip of coastline in England and Wales, the extent of which is defined by agreement between the relevant statutory national agency and the relevant local authority.
The High Sheriff of Devon is the Queen's representative for the County of Devon, a territory known as his/her bailiwick.
The historic counties of England are areas that were established for administration by the Normans, in many cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires created by the Anglo-Saxons and others.
The Historic England Archive is the public archive of Historic England, located in The Engine House on Fire Fly Avenue in Swindon, formerly part of the Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway.
Honiton is a market town and civil parish in East Devon, situated close to the River Otter, north east of Exeter in the county of Devon.
Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) of Compton in the parish of Marldon and of Greenway in the parish of Churston Ferrers, both in Devon, England, was an adventurer, explorer, member of parliament and soldier who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and was a pioneer of the English colonial empire in North America and the Plantations of Ireland.
A hundred is an administrative division that is geographically part of a larger region.
A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.
Igneous rock (derived from the Latin word ignis meaning fire), or magmatic rock, is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic.
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.
An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party.
Intrusive rock (also called plutonic rock) is formed when magma crystallizes and solidifies underground to form intrusions, for example plutons, batholiths, dikes, sills, laccoliths, and volcanic necks.
Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town, or The Tractor Boys) is a professional association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
Ivybridge is a small town and civil parish in the South Hams, in Devon, England.
John "Jack" Russell (21 December 1795 – 28 April 1883), known as "The Sporting Parson", vicar of Swimbridge and rector of Black Torrington in North Devon, was an enthusiastic fox-hunter and dog breeder, who developed the Jack Russell Terrier, a variety of the Fox Terrier breed.
Jane Louise McGrath AM (née Steele; 4 May 1966 – 22 June 2008) was an England-born Australian cancer support campaigner, and the wife of former Australian cricket fast bowler Glenn McGrath.
Joanne Marie Pavey MBE (née Davis, born 20 September 1973) is a British long-distance runner and a World, European and Commonwealth medallist.
John Wesley (2 March 1791) was an English cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, founded Methodism.
Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an English painter, specialising in portraits.
Joscelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English singer, songwriter and actress.
Julian White MBE (born 14 May 1973) is an English rugby union footballer who played prop for Leicester Tigers and England.
The Jurassic (from Jura Mountains) was a geologic period and system that spanned 56 million years from the end of the Triassic Period million years ago (Mya) to the beginning of the Cretaceous Period Mya.
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England.
Kents Cavern is a cave system in Torquay, Devon, England.
The Kingdom of England (French: Royaume d'Angleterre; Danish: Kongeriget England; German: Königreich England) was a sovereign state on the island of Great Britain from the 10th century—when it emerged from various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms—until 1707, when it united with Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Kingsbridge is a market town and tourist hub in the South Hams district of Devon, England, with a population of 6,116 at the 2011 census.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
Leicester Tigers (officially Leicester Football Club) is an English professional rugby union club based in Leicester, England.
Leofric (before 1016–1072) was a medieval Bishop of Exeter.
The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.
Lifton Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft, brown, combustible, sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed peat.
This article, List of agricultural universities and colleges, lists agricultural universities and colleges around the world, by continent and country.
This is a list of Celtic tribes, listed in order of the Roman province (after Roman conquest) or the general area in which they lived.
This is a list of ceremonial counties of England.
This is a list of Cornish saints, including saints more loosely associated with Cornwall: many of them will have links to sites elsewhere in regions with significant ancient British history, such as Wales, Brittany or Devon.
This is a list of English language words of Welsh language origin.
This is a list of hills in Devon.
The following is a list of monastic houses in Devon, England.
The ceremonial county of Devon, (which includes the unitary authorities of Torbay and Plymouth) is divided into 12 Parliamentary constituencies - 4 Borough constituencies and 8 County constituencies.
This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Devon, England, United Kingdom.
This is a list of two-tier counties of England by population.
The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. c.41) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which established county councils and county borough councils in England and Wales.
London City Airport is an international airport in London, United Kingdom.
Paddington, also known as London Paddington, is a Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area.
Waterloo station, also known as London Waterloo, is a central London terminus on the National Rail network in the United Kingdom, located in the Waterloo area of the London Borough of Lambeth.
The Office of the Lord Lieutenant was created during the reign of Henry VIII (1509–1547), taking over the military duties of the Sheriffs and control of the military forces of the Crown.
Lundy is the largest island in the Bristol Channel.
Lydford, sometimes spelled Lidford, is a village, once an important town, in Devon, north of Tavistock on the western fringe of Dartmoor in the West Devon district.
Lyfing of Winchester (died March 1046) was an Anglo-Saxon prelate who served as Bishop of Worcester, Bishop of Crediton and Bishop of Cornwall.
Lyme Bay is an area of the English Channel situated in the southwest of England between Start Bay in the west and Portland in the east.
Lynmouth is a village in Devon, England, on the northern edge of Exmoor.
Manchester Airport is an international airport in Ringway, Manchester, England, south-west of Manchester city centre.
Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester, England.
Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.
Matthew James Bellamy is an English musician and the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and principal songwriter of rock band Muse.
Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor.
The McGrath Foundation is a breast cancer support and education charity in Australia, which raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and increase breast health awareness.
A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament.
In Old World archaeology, Mesolithic (Greek: μέσος, mesos "middle"; λίθος, lithos "stone") is the period between the Upper Paleolithic and the Neolithic.
The Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) is the United Kingdom's national weather service.
Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
Mid Devon is a local government district in Devon, England.
The Minor Counties are the cricketing counties of England and Wales that are not afforded first-class status.
Moorland or moor is a type of habitat found in upland areas in temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands and montane grasslands and shrublands biomes, characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils.
Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit.
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994.
In horse racing in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland, National Hunt racing requires horses to jump fences and ditches.
The National League, currently named the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the top division of the National League in English football.
National League 1, (which was known before September 2009 as National Division Two), is the third level of domestic rugby union competition in England.
National nature reserves in England are designated by Natural England as key places for wildlife and natural features in England.
A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.
The national parks of England and Wales are areas of relatively undeveloped and scenic landscape that are designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act (2016).
Natural England is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Network Rail is the owner (via its subsidiary Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, which was known as Railtrack plc before 2002) and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales.
Newton Abbot is a market town and civil parish on the River Teign in the Teignbridge District of Devon, England, with a population of 25,556.
Newton Ferrers is a village in the civil parish of Newton and Noss in the English county of Devon, about south-east of Plymouth on the River Yealm estuary.
Newton St Petrock is an ecclesiastical and civil parish in the Torridge District of Devon in England, occupying approximately.
The Norman conquest of England (in Britain, often called the Norman Conquest or the Conquest) was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.
The North Atlantic Current (NAC), also known as North Atlantic Drift and North Atlantic Sea Movement, is a powerful warm western boundary current that extends the Gulf Stream north-eastward.
North Devon is a local government district in Devon, England.
The Devon is an ancient breed of cattle from the south western English county of Devon.
The North Devon Coast was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in September 1959.
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve in North Devon.
North Tawton and Winkleigh Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as simply Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.
Okehampton (also) is a town and civil parish in West Devon in the English county of Devon.
Okehampton railway station is a railway station serving the town of Okehampton in Devon, England.
The Oligocene is a geologic epoch of the Paleogene Period and extends from about 33.9 million to 23 million years before the present (to). As with other older geologic periods, the rock beds that define the epoch are well identified but the exact dates of the start and end of the epoch are slightly uncertain.
The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning "European olive", is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Asia as far east as China, as well as the Canary Islands and Réunion.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Ottery Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Ottery St Mary, known as "Ottery", is a town and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England, on the River Otter, about east of Exeter on the B3174.
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England.
Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems emphasizing proportional representation (PR) in elections in which multiple candidates are elected (e.g., elections to parliament) through allocations to an electoral list.
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) was a Medical and Dental school in England, run in partnership with the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the NHS in Devon and Cornwall.
Penzance railway station serves the town of Penzance in west Cornwall, England.
Perkin Warbeck (c. 1474 – 23 November 1499) was a pretender to the English throne.
The Permian is a geologic period and system which spans 47 million years from the end of the Carboniferous Period million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Triassic period 251.902 Mya.
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.
Petrockstowe (or Petrockstow) is a small village and civil parish in the district of Torridge in Northern Devon, England.
Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.
Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club are a rugby union club who play in Plymouth, England.
Plymouth Argyle Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Plymouth, Devon, England.
Plymouth City Council is the unitary authority for Plymouth, Devon.
Plymouth College is a co-educational independent school in Plymouth, Devon, England, for day and boarding pupils from the ages of 3 to 18.
The Plymouth Devils are a speedway team in the British National League.
Plymouth Marjon Cannons was an English amateur basketball team based in Plymouth, Devon.
Plymouth Raiders is a professional basketball team based in Plymouth, England.
Plymouth railway station serves the city of Plymouth, Devon, England.
The Plymouth Synagogue is a synagogue in the city of Plymouth, England.
Plymouth Rugby League Football Club is a rugby league club based in Plymouth.
Plympton Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
A point-to-point is a form of horseracing over fences for hunting horses and amateur riders.
The Prayer Book Rebellion, Prayer Book Revolt, Prayer Book Rising, Western Rising or Western Rebellion (Rebellyans an Lyver Pejadow Kebmyn) was a popular revolt in Devon and Cornwall in 1549.
Premiership Rugby (officially known as Gallagher Premiership Rugby, or the Gallagher Premiership due to sponsorship reasons) is an English professional rugby union competition.
The Proto-Celtic language, also called Common Celtic, is the reconstructed ancestor language of all the known Celtic languages.
A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind).
Rebecca Newman is an English soprano singer and songwriter.
Religion in Ancient Rome includes the ancestral ethnic religion of the city of Rome that the Romans used to define themselves as a people, as well as the religious practices of peoples brought under Roman rule, in so far as they became widely followed in Rome and Italy.
A ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley.
Sir Richard Grenville (15 June 1542 – 10 September 1591) (alias Greynvile, Greeneville, Greenfield, etc.) lord of the manors of Stowe, Kilkhampton in Cornwall and of Bideford in Devon, was an English sailor who, as captain of the Revenge, died at the Battle of Flores (1591), fighting against overwhelming odds, and refusing to surrender his ship to the far more numerous Spanish.
Richard (5 January 1209 – 2 April 1272), second son of John, King of England, was the nominal Count of Poitou (1225-1243), Earl of Cornwall (from 1225) and King of Germany (from 1257).
The River Culm flows through the Devon Redlands in Devon, England and is the longest tributary of the River Exe.
The River Dart is a river in Devon, England which rises high on Dartmoor, and releases to the sea at Dartmouth.
The River Exe in England rises at Exe Head, near the village of Simonsbath, on Exmoor in Somerset, from the Bristol Channel coast, but flows more or less directly due south, so that most of its length lies in Devon.
The River Otter rises in the Blackdown Hills just inside the county of Somerset, England near Otterford, then flows south for some 32 km through East Devon to the English Channel at the western end of Lyme Bay, part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Tamar (Dowr Tamar) is a river in south west England, that forms most of the border between Devon (to the east) and Cornwall (to the west).
The River Teign or is a river in the county of Devon, England.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913).
The hundred of Roborough was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system.
Roger Alexander Deakins, (born May 24, 1949) is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.
Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth is a Latin Church Roman Catholic diocese in England.
The Roman conquest of Britain was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain (Britannia).
Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley (born 18 April 1987) is an English model, actress, designer, and businesswoman.
The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
The Rugby League Conference (RLC) (also known as the Co-operative Rugby League Conference as a result of sponsorship from The Co-operative Group), was a series of regionally based divisions of amateur rugby league teams spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.
A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates waterborne vessels or assists as a crewmember in their operation and maintenance.
A saint (also historically known as a hallow) is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God.
Saint Petroc or Petrock (Petrocus; Pedrog; Perreux; died) was a British prince and Christian saint.
Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 177225 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.
Saunton is a village located approximately two miles from Braunton on the North Devon coast in the South West of England.
Schumacher College was founded in 1990 by Satish Kumar, John Lane and others, and first opened to students in January 1991 in Dartington, Totnes, Devon, UK.
A scone is a baked good, usually made of wheat, or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans.
A seaside resort is a resort town or resort hotel, located on the coast.
Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition and subsequent cementation of that material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.
Sharron Elizabeth Davies, MBE (born 1 November 1962) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and European championships, and competed for England in the Commonwealth Games.
Shebbear Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
A shire is a traditional term for a division of land, found in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and some other English speaking countries.
Shirwell Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Sidmouth is a town situated on the English Channel coast in Devon, South West England, east-southeast of Exeter.
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man.
In the education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and some other Commonwealth countries, sixth form (sometimes referred to as Key Stage 5) represents the final 1-3 years of secondary education (high school), where students (typically between 16 and 18 years of age) prepare for their A-level (or equivalent) examinations.
Slade are an English rock band from Wolverhampton.
Slapton Ley is a lake on the south coast of Devon, England, separated from Start Bay by a shingle beach, known as Slapton Sands.
Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
South Devon is the southern part of Devon, England.
The South Devon Railway sea wall is situated on the south coast of Devon in England.
South Hams is a local government district on the south coast of Devon, England.
South Molton Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.
The South West Coast Path is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail.
South West England is one of nine official regions of England.
South West England is a constituency of the European Parliament.
The South West Peninsula is an unofficial region of England, usually defined as the peninsula of land between the Bristol Channel to the north and the English Channel to the south.
South Western Railway (SWR) is an English train operating company owned by FirstGroup (70%) and MTR Corporation (30%) that operates the South Western franchise.
Southern England, or the South of England, also known as the South, refers roughly to the southern counties of England.
The Southern League, currently known as the Evo-Stik League South under the terms of a sponsorship agreement with Bostik Ltd, is a men's football competition featuring semi-professional clubs from the South West, 'South Central' and Midlands of England and South Wales.
St Luke's Campus is a small university campus which is part of the University of Exeter.
Stanborough Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The stannary law (derived from the stannum for tin) is the body of English law that governs tin mining in Devon and Cornwall; although no longer of much practical relevance, the stannary law remains part of the law of the United Kingdom and is arguably the oldest law incorporated into the English legal system.
The Streatham Campus in Exeter, Devon is the largest campus of the University of Exeter.
Sub-Roman Britain is the transition period between the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century around CE 235 (and the subsequent collapse and end of Roman Britain), until the start of the Early Medieval period.
Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town within West Devon, England.
Tavistock Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Tavistock railway station is a proposed new station to serve Tavistock in Devon, England, in order to reinstate a rail connection between the town and Plymouth, about to the south.
Edward James Hughes (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet and children's writer.
The Tees-Exe line is an imaginary northeast-southwest line that can be drawn on a map of Great Britain which roughly divides the country into lowland and upland regions.
Teignbridge is a local government district in Devon, England.
Teignbridge Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition, was an expedition to Antarctica which took place between 1910 and 1913.
Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, heather, or palm fronds, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof.
The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity based in the United Kingdom that works to empower disadvantaged producers in developing countries by tackling injustice in conventional trade, in particular by promoting and licensing the Fairtrade Mark, a guarantee that products retailed in the UK have been produced in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.
The Range is a multi-channel variety retailer selling products in the home, garden, and leisure categories, with 148 stores in the United Kingdom & Ireland.
Thomas Morton (1579–1647) was an early American colonist from Devon, England.
Timberscombe is a village and civil parish on the River Avill south-west of Dunster, and south of Minehead within the Exmoor National Park in Somerset, England.
Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (from stannum) and atomic number 50.
Tiverton Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Tiverton Town Football Club are an English football club based in Tiverton, Devon.
Tiverton is a town in the English county of Devon and the main commercial and administrative centre of the Mid Devon district.
Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994) is a British diver.
Torbay is a borough in Devon, England, administered by the unitary authority of Torbay Council.
Torbay Council is the local authority of Torbay in Devon, England.
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay.
Torquay United Football Club is a professional association football club based in Torquay, Devon, England.
Torridge is a local government district in North Devon, England.
Totnes is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.
Tourism plays a significant part in the economic life of England.
Trevor John Francis (born 19 April 1954) is a former footballer who played as a forward, with most games for Birmingham City (1971–79).
The Triassic is a geologic period and system which spans 50.6 million years from the end of the Permian Period 251.9 million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Jurassic Period Mya.
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is a Eurosceptic and right-wing populist political party in the United Kingdom.
Unitary authorities of England are local authorities that are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.
A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.
A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.
The 2015 United Kingdom general election was held on 7 May 2015 to elect 650 members to the House of Commons.
University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.
University of Exeter Men's Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in Exeter, Devon, England.
The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.
The University of Plymouth is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England where the main campus is located, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges across South West England.
Plymouth Marjon University, legally the University of St Mark & St John, commonly referred to as Marjon is a university based on the northern edge of the city of Plymouth, England.
A vice-county (vice county or biological vice-county) is a geographical division of the British Isles used for the purposes of biological recording and other scientific data-gathering.
Viscount Exmouth, of Canonteign in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Sir Walter Raleigh (or; circa 155429 October 1618) was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose.
Wasps Rugby Football Club is an English professional rugby union team based in Coventry, England.
Wassail (Old Norse "ves heil", Old English was hál, literally: be hale) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, drunk traditionally as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval Christmastide English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
Wessex (Westseaxna rīce, the "kingdom of the West Saxons") was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from 519 until England was unified by Æthelstan in the early 10th century.
West Budleigh Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
West Country English is one of the English language varieties and accents used by much of the native population of South West England, the area sometimes popularly known as the West Country.
West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon, England.
The West of England line (also known as the West of England Main Line) is a British railway line from, Hampshire, to Exeter St Davids in Devon, England.
Western Christianity is the type of Christianity which developed in the areas of the former Western Roman Empire.
Westward Ho! is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon, England.
Whimple is a village and civil parish in East Devon in the English county of Devon, approximately due east of the city of Exeter, and from the nearest small town, Ottery St Mary.
William Camden (2 May 1551 – 9 November 1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
William III (Willem; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702), also widely known as William of Orange, was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672 and King of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702.
The winter of 2010–2011 was a weather event that brought heavy snowfalls, record low temperatures, travel chaos and school disruption to the islands of Britain and Ireland.
Witheridge Hundred was the name of one of thirty two ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
The hundred of Wonford was the name of one of 32 ancient administrative units of Devon, England.
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001 caused a crisis in British agriculture and tourism.
The 2017–18 season was the 138th season of competitive association football in England.
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