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Satchfield Clist, Devon

Historical Description

Satchfield Clist, a tithing in Sowton and Farringdon parishes, Devonshire, adjacent to Clist St Mary. The manor belonged to the Sackvilles, passed in the time of Edward I. to the bishops of Exeter, and was given by Edward VI. to the Earl of Bedford. A palace of the bishops was here, took afterwards the name of Bedford House, was fortified and garrisoned by Sir T. Fairfax against Charles I., and is now called Bishops Court.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.