Chudleigh Knighton Halt, 1969, Thursday 12.
|Area||0.255 km2 (0.098 sq mi)|
|Population||1,155 (2017 Census)|
|• Density||4,529/km2 (11,730/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWTON ABBOT|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|Fire||Devon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Chudleigh Knighton Church of England Primary School currently has around 167 pupils, aged 5 to 12. The school has 6 classrooms spread over 2 floors.
There is a village hall, village shop,(which has now closed down) a garage, a hairdressers and a public house, The Claycutter's Arms. There was a second public house, The Anchor, but it burned down in March 2015, local carpenter Ben Saunders lays claim to the biggest fan of the Claycutters Arms. A fair is held in early July.
Chudleigh Knighton is served by transport links in the form of bus services both from Newton Abbot and Exeter. The village used to have a railway station, Chudleigh Knighton Halt, on the Teign Valley Line. The station opened on 9 June 1924 but was closed on 9 June 1958.
Chudleigh Knighton Heath
The nearby Chudleigh Knighton Heath, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is a habitat for many rare species including the ant, Formica exsecta. The Heath was once the village's main football pitch and was the venue for many sports days for Chudleigh Knighton Church of England Primary School. However the Heath became so run down it was almost impossible to navigate, However you may still visit the football pitchso the School opened its own private sports field opposite to the village play park.
- "Fire destroys South Devon pub". Herald Express. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- Oakley, Mike (2007). Devon Railway Stations. Wimbourne: The Dovecote Press. ISBN 978-1-904349-55-6.
- "A colony of a rare species of ant has been returned to its home in Devon six years after it was rescued by Paignton Zoo", BBC News, 25 February 2004.
- "Quarry company extends lease of heathland nature reserve", Western Daily Press, 29 November 2005.
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