The town is easily accessed from various roads, including the A3072.

As the West Town developed, those who could afford to do so built houses fronting on the High Street. The poorer workers were housed in dwellings behind the grander houses. This led to the continuous series of courts, some of which still exist today. The East Town was largely a working area with few pretensions of grandeur. In 1743 a fire destroyed many 16th century buildings in the West Town and resulted in many newer Georgian buildings.

Crediton has a running club Crediton Running Network which meets at the Lords Meadow Leisure Centre

To promote local and seasonal produce and enterprise, to increase farm incomes to a level which better reflects the value of the product and to provide a focal point for the local community.  Our stallholders are the primary producers, working from field to fork, and at the market they sell only what they grow themselves or otherwise create.

This area claims to produce some of the best food in Europe. Many of our products are grown organically, and the farms produce high quality meat and game. Local cheeses, home grown beef and organic vegetables are found in the high street shops and farmers’ market. Around Crediton there are several dairies and creameries which are open to the public. There is a Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday of each month.

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In late 1645 and early 1646 the town was used as a base by Thomas Fairfax and the New Model Army from where they marched on the Royalist forces gathering in North Devon, and to where they returned on 29 March 1646 after success both at the Battle of Torrington and in overturning the siege of Plymouth.[14]

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Crediton has a Non-League football club Crediton United A.F.C. who play at The Lords Meadow Sports Centre.

Bernard Cornwell mentions Crediton as Cridianton in his books The Pale Horseman and The Last Kingdom. Both books are set during the reign of Alfred the Great.[citation needed]

In 2001 the Crediton area was given priority status with regard to the government's Market and Coastal Towns Initiative, following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. By 2006, of 45 projects in the plan, 18 had been completed, resolved, or begun.[21]

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Crediton Parish Church is protected by SmartWater, CCTV and alarmed motion and roof sensors.

The nearest airport is at Exeter International.

Michael Jecks' Knights Templar Mysteries are set in and around Crediton.

The town is twinned with Avranches, France.

You can also research Courses & Learning, view Photographs from many areas of church life including our ever-popular Flower and Christmas Tree Festivals. You can find out about our choir and musical activities while ringing the changes with the bellringers and see Holy Cross work and life In Images. All this in addition to our comprehensive section on Crediton Parish Church’s building & history and the latest on our Holy Cross Appeals.

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During the Boer War, General Sir Redvers Buller of Downes House, Crediton led the Relief of Mafeking. His troops nicknamed him the People’s General and the people of the Crediton erected a statue of him by the clock tower in Exeter. There is also a memorial in the parish Church.

Pubs include the "Crediton Inn"[1] on Mill Street, the General Sir Redvers Buller (a Wetherspoon's), the Three Little Pigs, The Ship, the White Swan on High Street, the Plymouth Inn on Dean Street and The Mitre on High Street.

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, founded by Edward VI and refounded by Elizabeth I, is today a state run, part boarding school, and an academy, named for Queen Elizabeth I[28] which gets good GCSE and A level results.[29] There are two primary schools: Hayward's Primary School and Landscore Primary School. Nearby in the village of the same name is Sandford School and ten other partner primaries.

Exeter Road, Crediton, EX17 3PH 01363774248

The historic market town of Crediton is convenient for both Dartmoor and Exmoor, and lies only seven miles from Exeter. It lies in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a unique climate due to its position relative to Dartmoor. The town was the birthplace in 680 AD of St Boniface, the Patron Saint of both Germany and Holland, who was born Winfrith.

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Crediton lies in an area of fertile red land and has been a farming community for most of its history. In the 8th century land was granted for the foundation of a monastery. This was specifically to encourage the Roman Christianity adopted by Canterbury. Celtic Christianity from Ireland, Wales and Cornwall predominated in this area when St Boniface was born. The two forms of Christianity co-existed uncomfortably until the Bishopric of Crediton was founded in 909.


By the end of the 18th century the woollen industry in Crediton was declining due to competition from elsewhere. This precipitated a switch to the leather industry and the growth of the boot and shoe industry. This led to more work being carried out in factories, although there some finishing work was still done in the home.

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On the first and third Saturdays of every month – Crediton Farmers’ Market is a lively, bustling community hub, linking the rural and urban environments and enabling each to better understand the other. Come along and wander among the wide choice of stalls and sample our produce before buying. With such a variety there is bound to be something for everyone. Meet up with your friends and have a natter in the seating area over breakfast, coffee or soup.

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The wool trade was established by 1249, and the manufacture and trading of woollen cloth, especially serge, peaked in the 16th century when the town reached the height of its prosperity.[8] In 1630 the market for kerseys was mentioned in conjunction with a saying as fine as Kirton spinning.[9] The woollen textile trade declined after the mid 18th century.[8]

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Crediton has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb).