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Paignton (pronounced /ˈpeɪntən/) is a coastal town in Devon in England. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Geography There are three main towns around the bay Torquay in the north Paignton in the centre and Brixham in the south which have become connected The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government as the Counties for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South West England is one of the Regions of England. It is the largest such region in terms of area and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Torquay postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Brixham, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall in The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service or FRS, covering the counties of Devon and Somerset; it Divisions & Stations The trust is split into 2 divisions West - Devon and Cornwall including West Divisional HQ 999 and PTS Control at South West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Torbay is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of settlements and places of interest in Devon, England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Together with Torquay and Brixham it forms the unitary authority of Torbay which was created in 1998. Torquay (tɔrˈkiː is a town in the Unitary authority of Torbay and ceremonial county of Devon, England. Brixham (ˈbrɪksəm is a small town in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions Geography There are three main towns around the bay Torquay in the north Paignton in the centre and Brixham in the south which have become connected The Torbay area is a holiday destination known as the English Riviera. Geography There are three main towns around the bay Torquay in the north Paignton in the centre and Brixham in the south which have become connected
Paignton's population in the United Kingdom Census of 2001 was 47,398. A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001
Paignton is mentioned in records dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086 AD. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey The town's name has also been spelled as Peynton and Paington and is derived from Paega's town, the name of the original Celtic settlement. Celts (ˈkɛlts or /ˈsɛlts/, see Names of the Celts
Paignton was a small fishing village until the 19th century, when the Paington (sic) Harbour Act led to the construction of a new harbour in 1837. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar It was also around this time that the modern spelling of Paignton appeared. The historic part of Paignton is centred around Church Street, Winner Street and Palace Avenue and contains fine examples of Victorian architecture. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of Architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era. Kirkham House is a late medieval stone house in the town which is open to the public at certain times of year. __FORCETOC__ Kirkham House is a late Medieval stone house located in Paignton, Devon, England.  The Coverdale Tower is adjacent to Paignton Parish Church and is named after Bishop Miles Coverdale, who published an English translation of the Bible in 1536. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight Myles Coverdale (also Miles Coverdale) (c 1488 &ndash 20 January 1569) was a 16th-century Bible translator who produced the Etymology According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin Coverdale was Bishop of Exeter between 1551 and 1553 and is said to have lived in the tower during this period, although this is regarded as doubtful by modern historians. Exeter ( (IPA ˈeksɪtər is a city, district and County town of Devon, England. 
The railway line to Paignton was built by the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway, and was opened to passengers on 2 August 1859. Oldway Mansion is a large house and gardens in Paignton, Devon, England. Isaac Merritt Singer ( October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an Inventor, Actor, and Entrepreneur. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. The Dartmouth and Torbay Railway was a Broad gauge railway linking the South Devon Railway branch at Torquay with Kingswear in Devon Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Year 1859 ( MDCCCLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common This gave Torquay and Paignton a link to London. Torquay (tɔrˈkiː is a town in the Unitary authority of Torbay and ceremonial county of Devon, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The people of Paignton acquired the nickname of pudden eaters when thousands turned up hoping to obtain a piece of a huge pudding that had been baked to celebrate the arrival of the railway. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Pudding most often refers to a Dessert, but can also be a savory dish A Paignton Pudding was baked in 1968 to celebrate the town's charter, and another was baked in 2006 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn meaning (returning yearly known in English since c. An engineer is a person professionally engaged in a field of Engineering. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 &ndash 15 September 1859 (ˈɪzəmbɑrd ˈkɪŋdəm brʊˈnɛl was a British Engineer.
Oldway Mansion is a large house and gardens in Paignton that was built in the 1870s for Isaac Merritt Singer, who had amassed a considerable fortune as a result of his improvements to the sewing machine. Oldway Mansion is a large house and gardens in Paignton, Devon, England. Isaac Merritt Singer ( October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an Inventor, Actor, and Entrepreneur. A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch Fabric or other material together with Thread. The building now acts as the local council offices and the meeting place of Torbay Council.  Other Singer legacies in Paignton include the Palace Hotel and the Inn On The Green, which were built as homes for Singer's sons Washington and Mortimer respectively.
As Paignton's population grew, it merged with the coastal villages of Goodrington and Preston. Goodrington is a coastal village in Devon, England. It is situated in Torbay and lies between Torquay and Brixham, less than a mile Preston is a suburb located in the northern part of Paignton in Devon. Paignton had its own urban district council until 1968, when the creation of Torbay Council led to a single body covering Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Torquay (tɔrˈkiː is a town in the Unitary authority of Torbay and ceremonial county of Devon, England. Brixham (ˈbrɪksəm is a small town in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. The unitary authority created in 1998 handles all of the local government for Torbay, and has its own directly elected mayor. See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. Geography There are three main towns around the bay Torquay in the north Paignton in the centre and Brixham in the south which have become connected A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government
Paignton's economy relies extensively on tourism and the town is marketed as a location for family holidays. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel The main seafront area is dominated by Paignton Pier, a 780-foot long structure opened in 1879. Paignton Pier is a pleasure Pier in the large English seaside resort Paignton, Devon. It was designed by George Soudon Bridgman, the local architect who also designed the original Oldway Mansion. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction Oldway Mansion is a large house and gardens in Paignton, Devon, England. The Festival Theatre opened in 1967 and was once a seafront theatre capable of staging large summer shows, but in 1999 it was converted into a multiscreen cinema. Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one Cinemaaustraliajpg|thumb|A movie theater in Australia ]]A movie theater, movie theatre, picture theatre or cinema is a venue Regatta Week during early August is the peak holiday season, and during this period there is a funfair on Paignton Green, along with a large fireworks display. Traveling carnival A funfair or simply fair (eg " County fair" " state fair" is a small to medium sized traveling Fair A firework is classified as a low explosive pyrotechnic device used primarily for aesthetic and entertainment purposes Later in August is Children's Week, which includes a wide range of events and competitions. Paignton has a variety of holiday accommodation, and there are numerous pubs, nightclubs and restaurants in the town. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers.
Paignton Zoo, one of the largest zoos in the United Kingdom. Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is situated on the outskirts of the town of Paignton in Devon, England. A zoological garden, shortened to zoo, is an institution in which living animals are exhibited in captivity The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway operates steam trains from Paignton to Kingswear, from where a ferry can be taken across the River Dart to Dartmouth. The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway is a Heritage railway on the former Kingswear branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in Torbay A steam locomotive is a Locomotive powered by Steam. The term usually refers to its use on Railways but can also refer to a "road locomotive" Kingswear is a Village and Civil parish in the South Hams area of the English county of Devon. The River Dart is a River in Devon, England which rises high on Dartmoor, and releases to the sea at Dartmouth. Dartmouth is a town in Devon in the south-west of England. It is a Tourist destination set on the banks of the estuary of the River Dart The line was closed by British Rail during the cutbacks of the Beeching era in the 1960s, and is operated today as a heritage railway line. See also Rail transport in Great Britain, National Rail, Network Rail This article is about the defunct entity "British Railways" The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Government 's attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running British Railways, the nationalised railway system A heritage railway ( United Kingdom) preserved railway ( United Kingdom) or tourist railroad ( United States and Canada) is a
Paignton is the location of the annual national exhibition for waste management in the United Kingdom. Waste management is the collection Transport, processing, Recycling or disposal of Waste materials The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The exhibition has taken place in Paignton every June since the 1970s. The exhibition is the largest of its kind in the world and is staged by the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management. The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM is the professional organisation of professionals in the Waste Management Industry in the United Kingdom, but
Suttons Seeds, a major supplier of seeds, bulbs and horticultural products, is based in Paignton. Suttons Seeds is a long established supplier of Seeds Bulbs and other horticultural products. A seed (in some plants referred to as a kernel) is a small embryonic Plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat usually with some stored A bulb is an underground vertical Shoot that has modified leaves (or thickened leaf bases that are used as Food Storage organs by Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation Horticulturists (or horticuluralists) work and conduct research in the fields of Plant propagation
The Torbay Picture House (now closed) is believed to have been Europe's oldest purpose-built cinema and was built in 1907. The Torbay Picture House is a currently disused cinema located in Paignton, Devon, England. Cinemaaustraliajpg|thumb|A movie theater in Australia ]]A movie theater, movie theatre, picture theatre or cinema is a venue Seat 2 Row 2 of the circle was the favourite seat of crime novelist Agatha Christie, who lived in neighbouring Torquay. Agatha Mary Clarissa Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 &ndash 12 January 1976 commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English Torquay (tɔrˈkiː is a town in the Unitary authority of Torbay and ceremonial county of Devon, England. The cinemas and theatres in her books are all said to be based on the Torbay Picture House. It was also used as a location for the 1984 Donald Sutherland film Ordeal by Innocence and the 1981 film The French Lieutenant's Woman (which was filmed mainly at Lyme Regis in Dorset). Donald McNicol Sutherland OC (born July 17, 1935) is a Canadian Actor with a film career spanning over 50 years Ordeal by Innocence is a work of Detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on November 3 The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1969 novel by John Fowles. Lyme Regis (ˌlaɪmˈriːdʒɪs is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 Miles west of Dorchester and east of Exeter Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast 
The Royal Bijou Theatre is now demolished, but a blue plaque marking its former location can be found next to the Thomas Cook travel agency in Hyde Road. In the United Kingdom, a blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event Thomas Cook ( 22 November 1808 &ndash 18 July 1892) of Melbourne Derbyshire, founded the travel agency that is now Thomas Cook The Royal Bijou Theatre was the venue for the first ever performance of The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan on 30 December 1879. The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty is a Comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and Libretto by W Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of Librettist W Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The performance was given at short notice in order to secure the copyright on the work after problems had arisen with unauthorised performances of HMS Pinafore in the USA. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for HMS Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor, is a Comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and Libretto by The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 
The mathematician Oliver Heaviside lived in what is now Barclays Bank in Palace Avenue from 1889 to 1897, and the building has a blue plaque to commemorate this. Barclays PLC is a major global financial services provider operating in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia In the United Kingdom, a blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event He is buried in Paignton Cemetery.
Paignton beach and the nearby Preston Sands are used for water sports including kite surfing and dinghy sailing. Saltern Cove is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is in Paignton, Devon on the South Coast of England. A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a Conservation designation denoting a Protected area in the United Kingdom. Preston is a suburb located in the northern part of Paignton in Devon. A kite is a flying tethered object that depends upon the tension of a tethering system A dinghy is a type of small Boat, often carried or towed by a larger vessel Sailing is the art of controlling a Sailing vessel. By changing the Rigging, Rudder and dagger or centre board a Sailor manages the force The reed beds found at Broadsands beach are a haunt of the rare Cirl Bunting. Reed beds are a natural habitat found in Floodplains waterlogged depressions and estuaries. The Cirl Bunting, Emberiza cirlus, is a Passerine Bird in the bunting family Emberizidae a group now separated by most modern authors from  Hollicombe beach features a geological stratotype at its northern end, known as the "Corbyn's Head Member" Elberry Cove is used by jetski enthusiasts, while Saltern Cove is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its distinctive geology. Jet Ski is the Brand name of Personal watercraft (PWC manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd Saltern Cove is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is in Paignton, Devon on the South Coast of England. A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a Conservation designation denoting a Protected area in the United Kingdom.
Paignton railway station is situated close the shops and a short walk from the beach along Torbay Road. Paignton railway station is the Railway station serving Paignton in Devon. Queen's Park Station for the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway is adjacent to the main railway station on the beach side of the level crossing. The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway is a Heritage railway on the former Kingswear branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in Torbay The term level crossing (also called a railroad crossing, road through railroad, railway crossing, train crossing or grade crossing The bus and coach station faces the main entrance to the railway station.
Paignton was used as a location in several episodes of the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus. Myles Coverdale (also Miles Coverdale) (c 1488 &ndash 20 January 1569) was a 16th-century Bible translator who produced the Television comedy had a presence from the earliest days of broadcasting Monty Python’s Flying Circus (also known as Flying Circus or during the final series just Monty Python) is a BBC Sketch comedy In Episode 23, entitled "Scott of the Antarctic", Paignton Pier and seafront can be seen. This is a list of all 45 episodes from the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus: Series 1 (Oct Episode 18, "Live from the Grill-o-Mat", was hosted by John Cleese from the (fictional) Grill-o-Mat snack bar in Paignton. This is a list of all 45 episodes from the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus: Series 1 (Oct John Marwood Cleese (ˈkliːz born 27 October, 1939) is a British Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film producer During the location filming of these scenes in May 1970, the Python team stayed at the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay, which subsequently provided John Cleese with the inspiration for Fawlty Towers. Torquay (tɔrˈkiː is a town in the Unitary authority of Torbay and ceremonial county of Devon, England. Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975
The town has also been used for filming by Spike Milligan, Little and Large and Dick Emery. Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE ( 16 April, 1918 &ndash 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Anglo Little and Large were a British comedy Double act comprising straight man Syd Little (Born Cyril Mead in 1942 and comic Richard Gilbert "Dick" Emery (19 February 1915 &ndash 2 January 1983 was an English Comedian and Actor whose career began on radio during the Oldway Mansion was used as a location for Isadora (1968), a film about the dancer Isadora Duncan. Oldway Mansion is a large house and gardens in Paignton, Devon, England. Isadora is a 1968 biographical Film which tells the story of celebrated American dancer Isadora Duncan. Isadora Duncan (May 26 1877 &ndash September 14 1927 was an American dancer