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From: Angela Marks <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Red Cow Village
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:53:39 +0000
Basically it was the area around the Red Cow pub which was allowed to become derelict, and recently demolished.
It's location is around the section of New North Road (which is very long) which runs from St David's Station to Cowley Bridge Road.
Much of the 'village' disappeared under St David's Station, Exeter's largest station (of 8!) and originally the GWR main station. The station was originally the Exeter Depot, from 1844 until the 1860s when the London & South Western Railway opened its line to Queen Street (now Central) Station.
Just off the platform at St David's is a huge level crossing, which goes over several tracks and is still known as Red Cow crossing.
The 'village' grew up outside the North Gate of the city, and was never really a village as such, just a small collection of houses between the city and Duryard. Before the expansion of the city, the next true village along that road was Cowley, although Exwick was on the other side of the River Exe (which is now reached by crossing the railway).
> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 22:50:11 +0000
> Subject: [DEV] Red Cow Village
> Please can anyone tell me where Red Cow Village, Exeter is? What is there, or what was there?
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