ST.THOMAS, ALPHINGTON, EXWICK
St Thomas is situated in the Cathedral City of Exeter on the western side of the river Exe , connected to Exeter by Exe Bridge. It has a number of pubs, places of worship, schools and a large shopping precinct. It originally consisted of two detached parts, the main part of which was by Exeter, to the west of the River Exe. The urban area that built up here but was not originally part of Exeter. The other part, about a mile to the west of the main body of the parish, contained the hamlet of Oldridge and was transferred to the parish of Whitestone in 1884.
Exebridges Retail Park is invaluable and consists of 5 retail units. Existing tenants include M&S Simply Food, TK Maxx, Next, Boots, and Pizza Hut.
Exeter's Historic Quayside is one of the most attractive areas of the city, popular with locals and visitors alike for its fascinating history, interesting architecture and lively pubs and restaurants. Throughout the year events are held around the quay, everything from 10k runs to live music.
The Quayside has been enhanced to provide a fascinating mix of historic and contemporary design. It is the ideal place to browse in antique shops, walk and cycle, take a relaxing boat trip or find something good to eat.
Adjoining St.Thomas is a suburb of Exeter called Exwick which has excellent access to St.Davids Railway Station and also the city centre. Alphington is also now a suburb of the City which is a former manor and village on the Southwestern side of Exeter. It is surrounded on two sides by countryside, with the Marsh Barton trading estate to the east and Exeter City to the north. The Alphin Brook passes around the Northern edge of Alphington and there is excellent access to the main commuter routes including the M5 motorway, A380, A38 and A30.
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