Want to impress your mates with some little known facts about Devon? Well, we’ve got you covered, here are some interesting facts about the greatest county in the UK!
- Ever noticed the Devon flag? It’s a green, white and black flag and was chosen by a competition run by the BBC in 2003. The colours represent the hills, the moors and the sea.
- No matter what they like to tell you over the border, Pasties were invented in Devon. Fact.
- Devon is home to the narrowest street in the world, Parliament Street. You’ll find it in Exeter and measures at 0.64 meters at its narrowest.
- Some of the UK’s greatest monuments were created out of stone mined in Beer including St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Exeter Cathedral.
- You’ll find a sixteen sided house in Exmouth. A La Ronde House is the county's only house with sixteen sides!
- Jack Russells came from Devon, Rev John Russell from Dartmouth is recorded as being the breeder who started the line.
- The UK’s last witchraft related execution took place in Exeter.
- Totnes’ Guildhall was once a prominent location in the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell used it as a base to plan the closing stages of the Civil War in 1646.