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History of Paignton, Devon

History of PaigntonPaignton is sandwiched between the two other towns that make up Torbay (Torquay and Brixham) and is the oldest. The Saxon settlement of Paega’s-ton nestled on the shores of the picturesque Tor Bay. The inhabitants farmed the rich red soil behind the sand dunes and marshes and fished. Paignton is mentioned in the …

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