Honiton, Devonshire

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain (1801):

Just before the entrance into the town is a hill which commands one of the most beautiful prospects in the kingdom. It is seated on the river Otter. Here is a large manufactory of bone-lace. The church is half a mile from the town. A fire, which happened here in 1747, consumed most part of the town; but it is now a clean, well-built town.

Inns: Golden Lion

 Chapter 13 
Colonel Brandon's horses were announced. "You do not go to town on horseback, do you?" added Sir John. "No -- Only to Honiton. I shall then go post."
 Chapter 44 
"It was necessary to my own pride. I could not bear to leave the country in a manner that might lead you, or the rest of the neighbourhood, to suspect any part of what had really passed between Mrs. Smith and myself, and I resolved therefore on calling at the cottage, in my way to Honiton. The sight of your dear sister, however, was really dreadful; and to heighten the matter, I found her alone. You were all gone, I do not know where. I had left her only the evening before, so fully, so firmly resolved within myself on doing right! A few hours were to have engaged her to me for ever; and I remember how happy, how gay were my spirits, as I walked from the cottage to Allenham, satisfied with myself, delighted with everybody! But in this, our last interview of friendship, I approached her with a sense of guilt that almost took from me the power of dissembling. Her sorrow, her disappointment, her deep regret, when I told her, that I was obliged to leave Devonshire so immediately -- I never shall forget it; united, too, with such reliance, such confidence in me! Oh, God! what an hard-hearted rascal I was!"

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