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Shiphay is a district in the north of Torquay. It has population of about 6,000 and is the location of two grammar schools, three primary schools, the District Hospital, also of Torquay’s fire station. Being mostly built-up there is little to attract the tourist, though Cockington and other attractions are within easy reach. The name is said to be from Saxon origin, meaning "sheep enclosure", the original hamlet being at the boundary of the sheep rearing lands of Torre Abbey.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Shiphay, Torbay has been known in the past
Shiphay, Torbay in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Shiphay House, seat, 1½ m. NW. of Torquay, Devon.
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