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Teignmouth

town ("parish"), Teignbridge district, administrative and historic county of Devon, England. It lies along the north bank of the Teign estuary where it joins the English Channel. The Saxon settlement of Tegutum was burned by the Danes in 970 and was razed by the French in 1338 and 1690. A quay was built in 1831 to ship Dartmoor granite for the rebuilding of London Bridge. The town has 2 miles (3 km) of sandy beach and is a yachting centre. Pop. (2001) 14,413.

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