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Avonwick is a village in the civil parish of North Huish, in the South Hams district, in the county of Devon, England. The River Avon runs through the village - its name derives from avon meaning river, and wick an old word for village,[1] but it was not so named until the 1870s, previously being known as Newhouse.[1][2]

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St James Church, Avonwick
Avonwick is located in Devon
Avonwick shown within Devon
OS grid referenceSX715584
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTQ10
Dialling code01364
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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50°24′32″N 3°48′50″W / 50.409°N 3.814°W / 50.409; -3.814Coordinates: 50°24′32″N 3°48′50″W / 50.409°N 3.814°W / 50.409; -3.814

Avonwick has rapidly grown in size over the last few years with two developments. The village contains one of only a few proprietary chapels remaining in the country,[1] a restaurant,[3] a pub,[4] one of the oldest lawn tennis clubs in the world,[5] a garage and a small shop.[6]

Avonwick railway station opened in 1893 about half a mile (1 km) outside the village, but closed in 1963.


  1. ^ a b c St James' Church Avonwick on the Society of Cornishes website
  2. ^ Gover, J.E.B., Mawer, A. & Stenton, F.M. (1931). The Place-Names of Devon. English Place-Names Society. Vol viii. Part I. Cambridge University Press. P.303.
  3. ^ The Turtley Corn Mill
  4. ^ Avon Inn Archived May 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ / Avon Vale Tennis and Croquet Club Archived 2013-02-02 at
  6. ^ Avonwick Shop

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