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the local village, Ottery St. Catchpole
- (DH8)

the villages of Tinworth in Cornwall, Upper Flagley in Yorkshire, and Ottery St. Catchpole on the south coast of England
- (DH16)

Godric's Hollow, the West Country village
- (DH16)

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An inhabited place large enough to have a church but smaller than a town, roughly speaking.

 

In England, the distinction between a town and a village can be a bit tricky, partly because in the last several decades many villages have changed from being agricultural communities into what in the U.S. we would call bedroom communities for people who work elsewhere. Still, compare with market town for one way to distinguish between a village and a town.

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