Brownston

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Brownston
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Brownston
Brownston is located in Devon
Brownston
Brownston
Brownston shown within Devon
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50°21′N 3°50′W / 50.35°N 03.84°W / 50.35; -03.84Coordinates: 50°21′N 3°50′W / 50.35°N 03.84°W / 50.35; -03.84

Brownston is a picturesque hamlet in Devon, England. It is located within Modbury Parish.

Its church (dedicated to St John the Baptist) is now a private home and was built in 1844 .There is also a converted Wesleyan chapel. Several of the farmhouses in Brownston are of historical significance and are grade II listed. It also has a converted school and forge and was a busier place when the road through Brownston was a main route for people travelling from the South Hams area to Plymouth during the gold rush days. Brownston Cross was renamed California Cross at this time

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