The 37-year-old scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for the Grecians across three spells but manager Paul Tisdale admitted he could not afford to keep a player who finished second in last season's League Two goalscoring charts.
And the former Bristol Rovers man will come up against Tisdale's men next season after penning a one-year deal with the Robins.
Cureton is edging closer to 250 career goals after hitting 21 for Exeter last season.
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