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A lively market town with magnificent church and a famous saint


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Crediton is a lively market town with an unusually magnificent church and a famous saint. It was once a wealthy woollen town, but even more important was its rich spiritual heritage, for St. Boniface was born here in 680 AD.
The Parish Church of the Holy Cross stands on the site of Devon's first Saxon cathedral (909 - 1050 AD) for Crediton was originally the first Bishopric of Devon. The current imposing red sandstone building dating mainly from the 15th century looks rather like a scaled down cathedral, and its treasures include a fine organ, and splendid monuments like Sir John de Sully's tomb, and the grandiose memorial to Sir Redvers Buller.
Crediton contains many local independent retailers, a refreshing antidote to High Street chains, and there is also a thriving farmers' market. Discover more about the history of the town on the Crediton Town Trail.
Visitor Information
Crediton Tourist Information Point, The Book Shop, 100 High Street, Crediton, EX17 3LF, Tel: 01363 774740

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