Starcross

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For other uses of the term, see Star-crossed (disambiguation). For the Phillip Reeve novel, see Starcross (novel). For the Infocom text adventure, see Starcross (video game).

Coordinates: 50°37′36″N 3°26′51″W / 50.6267°N 3.4474°W / 50.6267; -3.4474

Starcross
Starcross and the Brunel Pumping Station from the Exe - geograph.org.uk - 1285641.jpg
The Brunel Pumping Station
Starcross is located in Devon
Starcross
Starcross
 Starcross shown within Devon
Population 1,780 (2001)
OS grid reference SX976818
Civil parish Starcross
District Teignbridge
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EXETER
Postcode district EX6
Dialling code 01626
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Teignbridge
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Starcross /stɑrˈkrɒs/ is a village with a population of 1,780[1] situated on the west shore of the Exe Estuary in Teignbridge in the English county of Devon. The village is popular in summer with leisure craft, and is home to one of the United Kingdom's oldest sailing clubs.

The A379 road and the London to Penzance railway line both run through the village along the banks of the estuary. Starcross railway station is situated on the railway, and the Starcross to Exmouth Ferry, a small passenger ferry, operates across the estuary to Exmouth.

A notable feature of Starcross is the Italianate pumping engine house, the best surviving building from Brunel's unsuccessful Atmospheric Railway. The enterprise is commemorated in the Atmospheric Railway pub located opposite the present-day railway station. Note that the Brunel pumphouse now houses the Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club rather than a museum dedicated to the atmospheric railway, as quoted in many guide books.

St. Paul's Church is found on Church Street, opposite the Almshouses. It was mentioned in Piggott and Co.'s pocket atlas, topography and gazetteer of England 1840 as St. Paul's Chapel of Ease.

Powderham Castle is also located north of the village on the A379 road towards the village of Kenton.

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