Friday, 16 December 2016

Origin of the Starcross name

Could Starcross be derived from the Norse word stoth, which meant a landing stage for loading and unloading cargo? OED definition for staithe
The word staithe - for a pier -  was Old English, used in the North and East of England

Monday, 12 December 2016

Starcross Stationmasters


Please can anyone fill in the gaps?

Francis Kain

Hello Devon History Group,
I would like to know if one Francis Kain is known to you in any capacity. He lived in Starcross, as Staplake Mount, for only about three years, possibly, up until 1833 when he died there.
I am also interested in the Staplake Mount premises which I can find no images of on the internet except as a modern veterinary institute, I think. Can you offer information or leads on that?
Thank you very much in anticipation,
Barbara

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Unearth meeting Thurs, 8th December in St Paul's Church 7:30pm

The * Villages in Action * Project Unearth*
Anyone interested in the history of our village is invited to join our enthusiastic volunteers; to share and discuss research about Starcross.
Lottery funding has been achieved by Villages in Action to: publish, online, the research from each of 8 Devon communities AND hire professionals to create and perform a multi-media production for each community.