Crediton, England

Crediton is a town in the narrow vale of the River Creedy, in the district of Mid Devon, in Devon, England. Located about 11 km (7 mi) to the northwest of Exeter, it has a population of around 7,000 people (2012 estimate).

More on Crediton

The earliest known settlement in Crediton was in the 7th century, based on Saint Boniface having been born there in AD 672. Crediton was made a bishopric in AD 909, and nine bishops were to rule here until 1050, when the seat was transferred to the larger Exeter.

Crediton prospered on the wool trade which was established there in 1249 and flourished for the next few centuries. In 1743 a massive fire broke out, completely destroying High Street and most of the buildings in “West Town”. It was the second biggest fire in the country after the Great Fire of London. It killed sixteen and made over two thousand homeless.

Visiting Crediton

If coming from

Manchester, take the M5 motorway until Exeter, then head north on the A377 road until you reach Crediton.

Sights & Attractions to visit in Crediton

  1. Church of Holy Cross
    A Perpendicular building with Early English style in Crediton.

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