Clyst St Mary, Devon
Clyst-St Mary, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Clyst, 2 miles from Topsham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3½ ESE of Exeter. It has a post office under Exeter; money order and telegraph office at Pinhoe and Topsham. Acreage, 589; population, 197. Winslade House is a seat in the neighbourhood. It belonged in succession to the Por-chers, Porters, and Dixons. Clyst Heath was the scene of Lord Russell's defeat in 1549. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £148 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, was neatly restored in 1869; it consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with embattled tower and three bells, and has five beautiful memorial windows to the Barnes and Dixon families, and tablets to the Porchers. There is a memorial cross to the Porters in the churchyard.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Clist St. Mary|
|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 Clyst St Mary from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Clist (St. Mary))
Online maps of Clyst St Mary are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- 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.