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
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSX9056
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRIXHAM
Postcode districtTQ5
Dialling code01803
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth 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 the Churston-with-Galmpton ward of the Torbay unitary authority. It contains the coastal village of Churston, the now larger village of Galmpton and the Broadsands area.

Churston residents tend to associate mostly with Brixham, though those in the northern part of the Churston-with-Galmpton ward often think of themselves as part of Paignton[2].

Churston railway station is on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from which steam trains run daily. In Churston Ferrers is situated the well regarded Churston Ferrers Grammar School.

The president of Churston Ferrers golf club is Ray Reardon, the Welsh six-time world snooker champion and 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. In her Hercule Poirot mystery The A.B.C. Murders, the third murder takes place in Churston.