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Exwick is located in Devon
Location within Devon
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEXETER
Postcode districtEX4
Dialling code01392
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°44′16″N 3°32′50″W / 50.73786°N 3.54732°W / 50.73786; -3.54732Coordinates: 50°44′16″N 3°32′50″W / 50.73786°N 3.54732°W / 50.73786; -3.54732

Exwick is an historic parish and manor in Devon, England, which today is a north-western suburb of the City of Exeter. Its name is derived from the River Exe, which forms its eastern boundary. It is also an Ecclesiastical parish and an electoral ward.

Mentioned in the Doomsday book[1] it was the site of farms, orchards and mills. Exwick meaning farm by the river Exe.

Being on the edge of the Exe floodplain Milling was very important in Exwick. A leat from the Exe was dug before the Doomsday book was compiled. Other industries formally in the area: cloth making, aeroparts and baking. One that still carries on, wooden flooring.

There were a number of large houses in the area including Cleve House[2] which became a Guide Dogs for the Blind training centre in the 1950s. Later it became private houses and the site of a new primary school.

The Mallet family bought Exwick Mill[3]

Another important family with an Exwick Connection were the Gibbs. Andrew Gibbs from Clyst St Mary in Exeter, following several adventures, was involved in setting up a cloth business in 1778[4][circular reference]

Most famous perhaps was William Giggs[5][circular reference] who paid to make Exwick a separate parish from St Thomas and extend the Chapel of ease into the full church of St. Andrews.

Oftened used as a location for painters to look back at Exeter

Frances Towne 1773[6]

Joseph Turner 1811[7]

Public transport[edit]

Public transport in Exwick is limited to buses, operated by Stagecoach Devon, and taxis. The bus services are the E, F1 and F2.

Railway services are provided at Exeter St Davids station, which is a short walk away from Exwick on the eastern side of the river.