Churston Ferrers

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Churston Ferrers
Churston church from the southeast - - 991078.jpg
Churston Ferrers, with the parish church and Churston Court (left, west of church), viewed from south-east
Churston Ferrers is located in Devon
Churston Ferrers
Churston Ferrers
Churston Ferrers shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX9056
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRIXHAM
Postcode district TQ5
Dialling code 01803
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°24′00″N 3°33′25″W / 50.400°N 3.557°W / 50.400; -3.557Coordinates: 50°24′00″N 3°33′25″W / 50.400°N 3.557°W / 50.400; -3.557

Churston Ferrers is an historic civil parish,[1] former manor and ecclesiastical parish in Devon, England, situated between the south coast towns Paignton and Brixham. Today it is administered by local government as part of Torbay. It contains the two villages of Churston, a coastal village, and the now larger Galmpton.

Churston railway station is on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. In Churston Ferrers is situated the well regarded Churston Ferrers Grammar School.

The president of Churston Ferrers golf club is Ray Reardon, the Welsh former world number one snooker player. Churston Court, the former manor house of Churston Ferrers and today a hotel, is a Grade II* listed building situated to the immediate west of the parish church. Within the parish, off the Brixham Road, is situated Lupton House, a Palladian Country house. Both houses were seats of the Yarde-Buller family, created Baron Churston in 1858.

Cultural references[edit]

The novelist Agatha Christie was a regular guest of Lord Churston at Churston Court, and in her work The ABC Murders, the third murder takes place in Churston.