Stoke Gabriel

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A small village found near the River Dart.




"Stoke Gabriel is a village and parish in Devon, England, situated on a creek of the River Dart. The village is a popular tourist destination in the South Hams and is famous for its mill pond and crab fishing (known colloquially as crabbing). It is equidistant from Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes, and has a population of approximately 1,200, reducing slightly to 1,107 at the 2011 census, of which, uniquely, The village is the major part of the electoral ward of East Dart. The ward population at the abovementioned census was 1,877.Fisherman probably first came to Stoke Gabriel to fish salmon and gain access to the River Dart. The village has an approximately 1,000-year-old yew tree in the churchyard of The Church of St Mary and St Gabriel, a church which has stood since Norman times. Legend has it that if you walk backwards seven times round the yew's main stem you will be granted a wish.Stoke Gabriel was the birthplace of the Great Western Railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer George Jackson Churchward, who lends his name to the local football club Stoke Gabriel A.F.C.'s ground.

The village has two public houses; The Church House Inn and The Castle Inn. Until relatively recently there were three pubs. The other being The Victoria and Albert Inn. The Church House Inn was built to accommodate the masons who constructed the church and also served as the courthouse. The old stocks can be seen outside the inn today.

Stoke Gabriel is the template for the fictional village of Thornford Regis in C. C. Benison's crime novels Twelve Drummers Drumming and Eleven Pipers Piping." Wikipedia









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Exeter Airport
1 . Exeter Airport
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Exeter airport operates a number of seasonal flights and is found to the east of the city.





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Dittisham Buoys
1 . Dittisham Buoys
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A small village up the river Dart 5 miles north of Dartmouth with a scattering of mooring buoys.

Totnes Dock
2 . Totnes Dock
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A large dry dock on the river side south of the town, further up the river splits around a large mound and offers a few buoys and a quayside.

Paignton Harbour
3 . Paignton Harbour
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A small busy, shallow harbour to the north of the cliff outcrop and south of the beach. May not offer much for visiting yachts.

Noss Marina
4 . Noss Marina
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Set on the sunny eastern bank of the River Dart, in a secluded area of outstanding natural beauty and just minutes from Dartmouth, Noss on Dart Marina offers easy access to some of the most beautif...

Dart Marina
5 . Dart Marina
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A warm welcome to all boat owners and their crews. Our yacht harbour on the River Dart has a first class position within Dartmouth's spectacular deep-water estuary.Entering between two castles, you...

Dartmouth Pontoon & Buoys
6 . Dartmouth Pontoon & Buoys
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Dart Harbour is a Trust Port in one of the finest natural harbours in the UK. The River Dart whose source is high on Dartmoor flows through the towns of Totnes and Dartmouth, South Devon, England. ...

Darthaven Marina
7 . Darthaven Marina
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Darthaven Marina (based at Kingswear directly opposite Dartmouth) has 270 berths in total set over four main pontoons and prides itself in keeping a clean and well maintained environment throughout...

Oxen Cove Moorings
8 . Oxen Cove Moorings
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A scattering of swing mooring buoys for local vessels.

Brixham Town Quay Harbour
9 . Brixham Town Quay Harbour
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The inner harbour and town quay is well sheltered but shallows quickly.

Brixham Marina
10 . Brixham Marina
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Brixham Marina is in the heart of Brixham, a picturesque Devon town in the wider area of Torbay. Sheltered from the south-westerly winds and offering safe access in all weathers and at all states o...

Torquay Marina
11 . Torquay Marina
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Torquay Marina is in the north-east corner of Torbay and sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds, so it's a safe haven for boats in all weathers. With modern facilities and superb bluewa...

St Mary's Bay
12 . St Mary's Bay
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A large east facing bay south of Brixham with rocky outcrops in the bay.

Torquay Dock Harbour
13 . Torquay Dock Harbour
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On the western side of the harbour behind the wave breaker are three pontoons. Visitors are welcome on the inside of the wave-break.

Torquay Old Harbour
14 . Torquay Old Harbour
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A shallow area behind a lifting footbridge is mostly full of smaller local boats.

Watcombe Cove
15 . Watcombe Cove
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A small beachy cove may provide (very) limited opportunities for anchoring in the right conditions.

Teignmounth Buoys
16 . Teignmounth Buoys
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A large number of buoys in the river are reserved for small local boats.

Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
17 . Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
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Kingsbridge is 3 miles up the estuary from Salcombe and offers a quayside on the west and a pontoon on the east.

Teignmouth Pontoons
18 . Teignmouth Pontoons
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Three floating pontoons on the eastern side of the River Teign provide some mooring options for visitors.

Teignmouth Quays
19 . Teignmouth Quays
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There are three quays on the eastern side of the river, the middle one (Eastern Quay) may offer some mooring for visitors.

The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
20 . The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
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This Kingsbridge Estuary has three floating pontoons in the estuary none connected to the shore. The area is scattered with swing mooring buoys.

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Dittisham
1 . Dittisham
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A small village on the River Dart north of Dartmouth.

Paignton
2 . Paignton
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A large town in Devon on the southern coast of England.

Totnes
3 . Totnes
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A large inland town linked to the English Channel by the long River Dart.

Dartmouth
4 . Dartmouth
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A busy town and harbour on the River Dart.

Kingswear
5 . Kingswear
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A small village near the mouth of the River Dart.

Brixham
6 . Brixham
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A large town on the southern side of Tor Bay.

Torquay
7 . Torquay
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A large town in Devon built around a natural peninsula on the southern coast of England.

Torcross
8 . Torcross
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A tiny village with a very long east facing sandy coastline, next to the Slapton Ley National Reserve.

Shaldon
9 . Shaldon
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The small town of Sheldon overlooks the larger town of Teignmouth.

Kingsbridge
10 . Kingsbridge
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At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary north of Salcombe.

Teignmouth
11 . Teignmouth
(England )
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A large town on the mouth of the estuary of the River Teign on the southern coast of England.

Salcombe
12 . Salcombe
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A leafy town and busy natural harbour on the Kingsbridge estuary.

Dawlish
13 . Dawlish
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A large town on the souther English coastline.

Bigbury on Sea
14 . Bigbury on Sea
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A small town with a ricky coastline on the southern shore of England.

Outer Hope
15 . Outer Hope
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A small west facing village on the southern coast of England.

Starcross
16 . Starcross
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A village overlooking Exmouth across the River Exe estuary.

Exmouth
17 . Exmouth
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A large town on the eastern shore at the mouth of the River Exe with large sand banks on the inner harbour.

Lympstone
18 . Lympstone
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A small village just north of Exmouth on the River Exe estuary.

Newton Ferrers
19 . Newton Ferrers
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A large town on the tidal River Yealm and a safe harbour a short distance up from the rocky southern coast.

Topsham
20 . Topsham
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A town north of Exmouth at the head of the River Exe estuary.

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