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Encyclopedia > Ottery St Mary
Map sources for Ottery St Mary at grid reference SY099955
Map sources for Ottery St Mary at grid reference SY099955

Ottery St Mary is a town in Devon, England, on the River Otter, about ten miles east of Exeter. It is part of a large civil parish of the same name, which also covers the villages of West Hill, Metcombe, Fairmile, Alfington, Tipton St. John and Wiggaton. The parish has a total population of 7692. (2001 census). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Genera Amblonyx Aonyx Enhydra Lontra Lutra Lutrogale Pteronura Otters are aquatic or marine carnivorous mammals, members of the large and diverse family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers and others. ... The city of Exeter is the county town of Devon, in England, UK. It is located at , . In the 2001 census its population was recorded at 111,066. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...

The town is known as the birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the place where the noted diplomat Sir Ernest Satow spent his retirement years (1906-29) at the house called 'Beaumont' which still survives, though it is now divided into three or four dwellings. Satow was buried in the churchyard, and a commemorative plaque to him is in the church. This page is about the nineteenth century English poet. ... Sir Ernest Mason Satow, G.C.M.G., P.C. (1843-1929), a British scholar-diplomat born to an ethnically German father (Hans David Christoph Satow, born in Swedish-occupied Wismar, naturalised British in 1846) and an English mother (Margaret, nee Mason) in Clapton, North London, and educated at Mill...

Ottery's notable buildings include the Tumbling Weir and Ottery St Mary church. The town is the site of The King's School, now a comprehensive school, founded in 1545. The Tumbling Weir is a circular weir in the town of Ottery St. ...

Major events are held in Ottery on Guy Fawkes Night, when flaming tar barrels are carried through the town, and on Pixie Day. A bonfire Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night and Plot Night, is an annual celebration (but not a public holiday) on the evening of the 5th of November primarily in the United Kingdom, but also in New Zealand, South Africa, the province of Newfoundland (Canada), and... This article is about the black liquid. ... Pixie Day is an old tradition that takes place in Ottery St. ...

Near by the town is the Elizabethan Manor House of Cadhay that has several historic links to the town. Cadhay is a beautiful Elizabethan Manor House built around a central courtyard with luxurious accommodation for and magnificent gardens. ...


Ottery St Mary Church was built in 1280 then rebuilt in 1337 by Bishop John Grandisson, imitating Exeter Cathedral. The great Ottery Clock in the south transept is one of only four pre-Copernican clocks in the country. For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Events March 17 - Edward, the Black Prince is created Duke of Cornwall, becoming the first English Duke Beginning of the Hundred Years War between France and England Bisham Priory founded Scaligeri family loses control of Padua; Alberto della Scala, music patron of the Italian trecento, moves to Verona Births Louis... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... The founding of the cathedral at Exeter, dedicated to Saint Peter, dates from 1050, when the seat of the bishop of Devon and Cornwall was transferred from Crediton because of a fear of sea-raids. ... Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. ... In astronomy, heliocentrism is the theory that the Sun is at the center of the Universe and/or the Solar System. ...

There is a hymn tune called Ottery St Mary. A hymn is a song specifically written as a song of praise, adoration or prayer, typically addressed to a god. ...

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Welcome to Eastdevon.net (269 words)
Ottery St. Mary is a town steeped in history, tradition and folklore.
Ottery St Mary is famously the birth place of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of England's finest poets.
Ottery has been donated a friendship bell from Otari, which is proudly displayed in a garden enclosure near the council offices.
Ottery St Mary - one of oldest and most historic towns in Devon. (437 words)
Ottery St Mary - one of oldest and most historic towns in Devon.
Town of Character and Charm - Ottery St Mary retains its character as an historic Devon town and is justly proud of its heritage.
Ottery St Mary is internationally renowned for its Tar Barrels, an old custom said to have originated in the year 1688.
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