Christow or Cristow, Devon
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Christow St. James|
|Poor Law union||St. Thomas|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Christow or Cristow from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Christow (St. James))
Online maps of Christow or Cristow are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- 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:
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.