Church Stanton, Devon
Church-Stanton, a parish in Devonshire, on the verge of the county, on the Black Down Hills, 5 miles from Hemyock station on the G.W.R., and 8 from Taunton. It is divided into the portions of Churchingford, Burnworthy, Red Lane, and Stapley, and it contains the post office of Churchingford under Honiton; telegraph office, Hemyock railway station. Acreage, 5436; population, 672. Otterhead, an Early Tudor mansion, is a seat in the neighbourhood. Very fine iron ore exists, and appears, from many remains of works, to have been anciently smelted. Numerous barrows and indications of Roman works are seen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £344. The church is ancient, consists of nave, chancel, south aisle, and western tower, and contains a carved oak pulpit and a very ancient font. There are small Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. Salkeld, a theological writer of the time of James II., was rector.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Church-Stanton St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Taunton|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Church Stanton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Church-Stanton (St. Paul))
Newspapers and Periodicals
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Villages, Hamlets, &cChurchenfort or Churchingford
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.