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  Exminster Devon
 
The village of Exminster is situated on the southern edge of the City of Exeter on the western side of the Exeter ship canal and river Exe. Exminster has some meritorious buildings including the Church of St. Martin and the former Asylum Hospital now converted into luxury dwellings for the villages growing population of urban commuters.

Exminster is around 5 km (3 miles) south of the centre of Exeter, and has a population of 3,084 (census 2001). It is famous for its marshes a major site for birds especially migratory ones. It is also home to the very rare Cirl Bunting, with only around 600 left.

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A little known fact is that it has a large former mental health asylum on a hill overlooking the Exe estuary. Devon County Asylum was opened in July 1845 and designed by Charles Fowler, the architect of Covent Garden Market. It features a central administration block with six radiating arms and had a capacity of around 800 beds. The hospital closed in the mid-eighties when it was known as Exminster Hospital. After years of neglect, the surrounding land was developed for housing and the grade II listed hospital was converted to apartments and town houses and is now known as Devington Park.

Another landmark feature is the signal box situated on the Isambard Kingdom Brunel built South Devon Railway, currently in need of preservation.

Exminster's amenities include a surgery, pharmacy, local shops including Rosemary's Village Shop, a small Tesco Metro, several estate agents, a hairdressers, as well as an excellent new community facility (The Westbank) which incorporates a gym facility, an IT suite with web access and daytime family & toddlers groups.

Exminster also has its own primary school, several good parks for children including a skate park and 2 welcoming pubs - The Stowey Arms and The Royal Oak. It has a small brewery - the Topsham and Exminster Brewery who produce the popular Ferryman Ale, located at a former RAF radar station in the midst of the Exminster Marshes RSPB reserve.

Exminster is a popular choice for those working around the Exeter area, who prefer a village pace of life whilst retaining excellent travel distance into the city. Those looking to keep fit will find commuting via bicycle is a pleasant affair thanks to well planned cycle paths leading from Exminster directly into the heart of Exeter via the Exeter Canal cycle path.

 
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Bradleys Estate Agents Closest Office to Exminster
47 North Street
Exeter
Devon, EX4 3QR
Tel: 01392 493 300
Fax: 01392 494300
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Bradleys Estate Agents
24 Cowick Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 1AL
Tel 01392 270720
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Services
 
The Limes Surgery
01392 833230
Devon County Council
01395 282082
Diocesan Director Of Education
01392432149
Mr R S Davies Dentist
01392 832544
The Royal Devon & Exeter Healthcare Trust
01392 403660
T R Dishman Chemist
01392 221272 
H Brett Taxi Hire
01392 274942 

Vehicle Save Ltd- Car Rental

01392 490349
 
Leisure
 
Topsham & Exminster Brewery
01392 823013
St. Bridget Nurseries Ltd
01392873672
Exeter Golf & Country Club Ltd
01392876303
Teign Valley Golf Club
01647253127
Sweat & Stretch Fitness Centre
01392433656
Body Gym
01392276091 
The Homeopathic Practice Ltd
01392214074 
Exeter Sea Cadets 01392 426664
 
Education
 
Exminster Primary School 01392 824340
Exeter College 01392 383129
 
 
     
     
 
 

EXETER

33-35 Southernhay East, Exeter, EX1 1NX

Tel  01392 493300
Fax 01392 494300
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EXETER ST THOMAS
24 Cowick Street, Exeter, Devon. EX4 1AL

Tel: 01392 270720
Fax: 01392 271441

 
 
 
   
   
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