Staverton, Devon

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Staverton
Staverton churchyard - geograph.org.uk - 1320486.jpg
Staverton parish churchyard
Staverton is located in Devon
Staverton
Staverton
Location within Devon
Population717 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSX7963
Civil parish
  • Staverton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTOTNES
Postcode districtTQ9
Dialling code01803
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
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Devon
50°28′00″N 3°42′00″W / 50.4667°N 3.7°W / 50.4667; -3.7Coordinates: 50°28′00″N 3°42′00″W / 50.4667°N 3.7°W / 50.4667; -3.7

Staverton /ʃtɑːvrtn/ is a village and civil parish in the South Hams of Devon, England consisting of 297 households and a population of 717 (total parish).[1]

There is one pub, The Sea Trout, which is in the centre of the village. The village also has a public phone box, multiple notice boards and two post boxes.

Parish church[edit]

Staverton's Church of England parish church of St Paul de Leon is mostly early 14th century. It has a nave and north and south aisles and a thin west tower. The medieval windows have been replaced by ones of a later period. Features of interest include the rood screen (much restored), the 18th-century pulpit, and a monument to the family of Worth, 1629.[2]

Historic estates[edit]

The parish of Staverton contains various historic estates including:

Transport[edit]

There are two stops of the South Devon Railway Trust within the village boundary: Staverton railway station and Nappers Halt. Staverton railway station is next to Staverton Bridge, which crosses the River Dart and was probably built around 1413. It is considered to be one of the best examples of medieval bridges surviving in Devon. "Seven obtusely pointed arches; one of the oldest Devon bridges".[4] The bridge's name was adopted for the folk group formed in the 1970s by Sam Richards, Tish Stubbs and Paul Wilson.[5][6][7]

Village Band[edit]

Staverton is home to a village band: The Stavertones[8]. A Nonet, the band plays a hip blend of funky fusion, Jammin' Jazz and pop.

With a Facebook page liked by over 141 people, a sizeable proportion of the population of the village, the band is a prominent fixture in village life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : South Hams Retrieved 27 January 2010
  2. ^ Pevsner 1952, p. 269.
  3. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.660, pedigree of Rowe of Kingston
  4. ^ Pevsner 1952, p. 270.
  5. ^ "FTX-144 FOLK AT FOXHOLE Richards, Wilson & Stubbs". folktrax-archive.org. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  6. ^ "Paul Wilson: Biography". DevonTradition.org. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  7. ^ Staverton Bridge – Staverton Bridge (1975). Saydisc SDL 266 Track listing at AllMusic
  8. ^ "Party in the Park at Staverton Playing Field | Welcome to Staverton & Landscove in Devon". www.staverton.org. Retrieved 2018-07-04.

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