Honiton is a small town in Devon
with a population of around 6000, situated on the banks of the River
Otter. The building of a bypass has relieved
much of pressure of road traffic in the townâ€™s main street, which is
lined with many fine Georgian buildings, built after an eighteenth
century fire. Honiton was famous for lace making as early as the
sixteenth century and many fine examples of the craft can be seen in the
local museum. The town also lies in superb dairy farming country and has
a regular busy livestock market.
The map below shows the features of the town of Honiton, as it was
around the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map
below to see an enlargement.