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Shiphay, Torbay

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Shiphay, Torbay

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.
Administrative CountyTorbay
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX8965
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

Other names by which Shiphay, Torbay has been known in the past

Shiphay House

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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