Diptford

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Diptford
St Mary's church, Diptford - geograph.org.uk - 1376383.jpg
St Mary's church, Diptford
Diptford is located in Devon
Diptford
Diptford
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSX7256
Civil parish
  • Diptford
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°23′40″N 3°47′42″W / 50.394516°N 3.795137°W / 50.394516; -3.795137Coordinates: 50°23′40″N 3°47′42″W / 50.394516°N 3.795137°W / 50.394516; -3.795137

Diptford is a village in the county of Devon, England. It is perched on a hill overlooking the River Avon. The name is believed to come from "deep ford", referring to the local site of a river crossing.

At the centre of the village is a small primary school,[1] the parish hall and the recently redeveloped 14th-century church. There is a temporary pub called the Diptford Arms, which opens around once a year inside the village hall. A former rector of the village, Rev William Gregor, discovered the element Titanium in 1791.

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