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Crediton

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Crediton
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Crediton is a small town just north of Exeter near where the River Creedy meets the River Exe. The first records of Crediton are also its most famous ones. In 672 Winfrith was born there who later was involved in the adoption of Christianity in the Frankish Empire. He later became known as St Boniface and is the patron Saint of Germany and the Netherlands.
The Church of Holy Cross was built there in 10th Century but it was largely rebuilt in the 15th Century. It was formerly known as Collegiate church and is featured in the Domesday book.

Like many other Devon towns, Crediton was very involved in the wool trade which saw it develop as a market town. It also saw action during the civil war and was visited by Cromwell and King Charles during their many conflicts. A large number of the town’s original buildings were destroyed in a large fire in 1743.

Today Crediton is an ideal base to enjoy the delights of nearby Dartmoor, but being sheltered from the worst of the weather. It is also within reach of both the North and South Devon coasts.

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