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Kenton is a small village located near Exeter, the county town of Devon, England.

Kenton is known for its medieval castle, Powderham Castle, the home of the Earls of Devon. The Castle was built between 1390 and 1420 by Sir Philip Courtenay. The Castle remains in the hands of his descendant, the Earl of Devon.

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

The Church

All Saints Church

The church is dedicated to All Saints and is a fine building of the 14th century. It is built of red sandstone and the arcades are of Beer stone. According to John Betjeman "the full-aisled Devon plan at its best". The tower is handsome and the rood screen is massive and stately with ancient colour and a good series of figure-paintings. The pulpit is medieval and the reredos is by Charles Eamer Kempe.

The village has the usual features including a pub, two renowned restaurants, a sub Post Office and all within a few steps of the village owned (free) car park.

There is a village hall that has been awarded a **A rating and is complete with kitchen and bar and has two room – the traditional village hall and a smaller ‘committee’ room - both rooms are available for hire at reasonable rates.

Kenton is unusual in that it is twinned with two towns – St.Lambert-du-Lattay in the Loire region of France and Linkebeek near Brussels in Belgium.

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