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The old part of Marldon
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Location within Devon
Population2,123 (2011) [1]
OS grid reference SX868633
Civil parish
  • Marldon
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PAIGNTON
Postcode district TQ3
Dialling code 01803
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50°27′32″N3°35′56″W / 50.459°N 3.599°W / 50.459; -3.599 Coordinates: 50°27′32″N3°35′56″W / 50.459°N 3.599°W / 50.459; -3.599

Marldon is a village in the South Hams in Devon, United Kingdom, to the north-west of Paignton. It is the most northeasterly Civil Parish in the South Hams [2] and includes the village of Compton with Compton Castle. Beacon Hill transmitting station is on the highest point in the parish.



Church records date back to 1598. [3] The parish was in the Haytor Hundred. Marldon was a small village until the 1960s when major residential development took place. [4]

Marldon is known locally for its Apple Pie fair which originated in the nineteenth century and was revived in 1958. [5]


Marldon is an active community with many clubs and groups meeting regularly. [6]

Two walking trails pass through the village:

Notable former residents

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