Do you know the word Drang'?

Recently, I had the pleasure of being shown old Exmouth by Councillor Brenda Taylor and members of the Exmouth Civic Society. One of the intriguing facets of the walk was being shown a Drang.

Recently, I had the pleasure of being shown old Exmouth by Councillor Brenda Taylor and members of the Exmouth Civic Society.

One of the intriguing facets of the walk was being shown a Drang. I would be very interested to know how widespread this word is used today in Exmouth.

Do only long-standing residents of Exmouth use it to describe alley-ways?

As far as I know, it used to be known also in Totnes and in North Devon, but do neighbouring villages of Exmouth use the term?


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Some Devon places have Drang Ways - is this used in Exmouth as well? Drangs are not peculiar to Exmouth, but it appears to be one of the few places which use this ancient word.

Perhaps one could be sign-posted and help the word continue to be used by future generations.

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Dr Todd Gray,

Taddyforde House South,

Taddyforde Estate,

New North Road, Exeter.

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