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STARCROSS, a village in Kenton parish, and a chapelry partly also in Dawlish parish, Devon. The village stands on the estuary of the Exe, and on the South Devon railway, 8 miles SSE of Exeter; was, till about 1820, a petty hamlet, known only for its cockles and its oysters; is now a large and well built watering-place; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. station with telegraph, several respectable inns and lodging-houses, and a fair on Whit-Wednesday. The chapelry was constituted in 1828. Pop., 1,192. Houses, 282. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £210.* Patrons, alternately the Dean and Chapter of Exeter and the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The church is good; and there is a national school.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))
|Feature Description:||"a village" (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")|
|Administrative units:||Dawlish CP/AP Devon AncC Kent AncC|
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