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Christow or Cristow, Devon

Historical Description

Christow or Cristow, a parish in Devonshire. The parish lies on the river Teign, 4¼ miles NNW of Chudleigh, and 1 mile from Ashton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Exeter; money order office, Dunsford; telegraph office, Chudleigh. Acreage, 3263; population, 567. The manor, with Canonteign House, belongs to Viscount Exmouth. The scenery is highly picturesque. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £152 with residence. Patron, Viscount Exmouth. The church is ancient, and contains the ashes of the great Admiral Exmouth. There are a small Baptist chapel and charities.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishChristow St. James 
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.