Chivelstone, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands near Start Bay, 5½ miles SE of Kingsbridge, and 13 from Dartmouth station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Kingsbridge; money order and telegraph office, Frogmore. The parish includes also the hamlets of Ford, Allington, and Prawie, and extends southward to the sea, between Start and Prawie Points. Acreage, 2715 of water, and 97 of tidal water and foreshore; population, 436. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Stoken-ham, in the diocese of Exeter. The church stands conspicuously on a hill, is ancient, and contains a carved screen, and a pulpit formed out of one block of wood. There is a small Congregational chapel at Ford.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Chivelstone St. Sylvester|
|Poor Law union||Kingsbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Chivelstone from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Chivelstone (St. Sylvester))
Online maps of Chivelstone are available from a number of sites:
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
Villages, Hamlets, &cEast Alvington
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.