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Starcross
""Starcross and the Brunel Pumping Station from the Exe - geograph.org.uk - 1285641.jpg
The Brunel Pumping Station
""Starcross is located in Devon
Starcross
Starcross
Starcross shown within "Devon
Population 1,780 (2001)
"OS grid reference SX976818
"Civil parish
  • Starcross
"District
"Shire county
"Region
"Country "England
"Sovereign state "United Kingdom
"Post town EXETER
"Postcode district "EX6
"Dialling code 01626
"Police "Devon and Cornwall
"Fire "Devon and Somerset
"Ambulance "South Western
"EU Parliament "South West England
"UK Parliament
List of places
"UK
"England
"Devon
50°37′36″N 3°26′51″W / 50.6267°N 3.4474°W / 50.6267; -3.4474"Coordinates: 50°37′36″N 3°26′51″W / 50.6267°N 3.4474°W / 50.6267; -3.4474

Starcross "/stɑːrˈkrɒs/ is a village with a population of 1,780[1] situated on the west shore of the "Exe Estuary in "Teignbridge in the "English county of "Devon. The village is popular in summer with leisure craft, and is home to one of the United Kingdom's oldest sailing clubs.

The "A379 road and the "London to Penzance railway line both run through the village along the banks of the estuary. "Starcross railway station is situated on the railway, and the "Starcross to Exmouth Ferry, a small passenger "ferry, operates across the estuary to "Exmouth.

A notable feature of Starcross is the "Italianate pumping engine house, the best surviving building from "Brunel's unsuccessful "Atmospheric Railway. The enterprise is commemorated in the Atmospheric Railway "pub located opposite the present-day railway station. Note that the Brunel pumphouse now houses the Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club rather than a museum dedicated to the atmospheric railway, as quoted in many guide books.

St. Paul's Church is found on Church Street, opposite the Almshouses. It was mentioned in Piggott and Co.'s pocket atlas, topography and gazetteer of England 1840 as St. Paul's Chapel of Ease.

"Powderham Castle is also located north of the village on the "A379 road towards the village of "Kenton.

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