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St Thomas the Apostle, Devon

Historical Description

Thomas the Apostle, St, a parish in Devonshire, partly within Exeter parliamentary borough, and divided by the Exe river from Exeter city. Post town, Exeter. Acreage, 2072; population, 8245. There is a parish council consisting of twelve members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £215 with residence. The church was dedicated as St Thomas the Martyr, but has been called St Thomas the Apostle since the Reformation.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.