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The Avon, Devon

Historical Description

Avon, The, a river of Devon. It rises in Dartmoor Forest, C miles WSW of Ashburton, and runs, in a great easterly curve, with prevailing direction to the S, about 20 miles, past Diptford and Aveton-Gifford to the English Channel at Bigbury Bay.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5