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Brixham: A historic fishing town located in southern Devon, England, United Kingdom, Brixham was probably settled as long ago as the Bronze Age. Certainly the site of a Saxon community before the Norman invasion of Britain, Brixham was listed in the Domesday Book (1086) as Briseham, its name taken from the old English for "Brioc's Village".
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Brixham today has a population of around 17,457 (2001 census), and is still imortant for fishing much as it has been for centuries, though tourism has taken over as the major source of income for the town.
Brixham Poplation: 17,457
Brixham Postcode: TQ5
Brixham Dialling Code: 01803
Twinned With: Hameln (Germany)
Brixham Attractions: Brixham looks out across Tor Bay to Torquay and is well protected from south-westerly gales. The town developed on a hill around the harbour, in the days when fishing was vital for community survival, in the harbour today you can see a replica of the Golden Hind, the ship famously captained by Sir Francis Drake. Also on the quayside is a statue of William of Orange, commemorating his landing there on November 5th, 1684.
Other Brixham attractions include the Brixham Museum, located in the town centre (Tel: 01803 856267), where you can catch up on the history of the town and surrounding areas, Elberry Cove, a pretty shingle cove, with beach and woodland walks, and the 14th century church of St Mary the Virgin, in Green Lane, Churston Ferrers, with its stained glass window donated by novelist Agatha Christie. One of Brixham's most popular annual events is the Cowtown Carnival, held in June.
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Brixham Tourist Information Centre - Address: Old Market House, The Quay, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW. Telephone Number: 01803 852 861.
Brixham Map: Shown to the right is an interesting satellite map of Brixham, Devon, revealing its location on the southern shores of Tor Bay, also visible on this Brixham map are Torquay, Paignton, Torbay, Goodrington, Preston, Galmpton, Churston Ferrers, Marldon and Waddeton.
Eden Park Primary School - Address: Eden Park, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9NH. Telephone Number: 01803 855743.
Brixham C of E Primary School - Address: Higher Ranscombe Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9HF. Telephone Number: 01803 882575.
Churston Ferrers Grammar School - Address: Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham, TQ5 0LN, Devon. Telephone Number: 01803 842289.
Brixham College - Address: Higher Ranscombe Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9HF. Telephone Number: 01803 853 302.
Brixham Heritage Museum - Address: New Road, Town Centre, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8LT. Telephone Number: 01803 856267.
Brixham Library - Address: Market Street, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8EU. Telephone Number: 01803 853870.
Brixham Job Centre - Address: Brixham Jobcentre Plus, Decca House, 28 New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8NB. Telephone Number: 01803 356 900.
L J Boyce Estate Agents - Address: 49 Fore Street, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AG. Telephone Number: 01803 852 736.
Berry Head Hotel - Address: Berry Head, Brixham, TQ5 9AJ, Devon. Telephone Number: 01803 853225.
Briochotel - Address: 11 Prospect Road, Brixham, TQ5 8HS, Devon. Telephone Number: 01803 853540.
The Melville Guest House - Address: 45 New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8NL, Devon. Teephone Number: 01803 852033.
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Devon Court Holiday Flats - Address: 85 Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AG, Devon. Telephone Number: 01803 853748.
Galmpton Touring Park - Address: Galmpton Touring Park Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0EP. Telephone Number: 01803 842066.
Quay 7 - Address: 5-7 The Quay, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW. Telephone Number: 01803 857 174.
Tiffanys - Address: 70 Fore Street, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8EF. Telephone Number: 01803 857 084.
Brixham RFC - Address: Astley Park, Rae Barn Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9ED. Telephone Number: 01803 882162.
Brixham Yacht Club - Address: Overgang Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AR. Telephone Number: 01803 853 332.
Brixham Cricket Club - Address: N Boundary Rd, Brixham, TQ5 6LH, Devon. Telephone Number: 01803 853836.
Kelly Hero Charters - Sea fishing trips, sea safaris, dive shuttle, rib rides etc. Address: 11 Coniston Close, Brixham, TQ5 0RA, Devon. Telephone Number: 07970 642354.
Shoalstone Outdoor Pool - Berry Head Road, Brixham, Devon TQ5 9AF. Tel: 01803 851 806.
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- Brixham Care Homes / Nursing Homes:
Douglas House - Address: Douglas Av, Brixham, Devon TQ5 9EL. Tel: 01803 856333.
- Brixham Florist / Florists / Flowers:
Brixham Bouquet - Address: 15 Fore St, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8AA. Telephone: 01803 859050 (florist).
Max Moda Hairdressers - Address: Fore Street, Town Centre, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8DS. Telephone Number: 01803 859 959.
- Brixham Plumber / Plumbers:
Carson Plumbing - Address: 14 Cross Park, Brixham, Devon TQ5 9LZ. Tel: 01803 853292 (plumber).
Balti Nights - 77 Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG, Devon. Tel: 01803 882 040.
A1Taxi Co Ltd - Address: 6A Fore St, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8DS. Telephone Number: 01803 883883.
Brixham is located on the A3022 and can be accessed from the A380/A385, it is about 23 miles from Exeter.
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