Lympston, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the eastuary of the Exe, and has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 178 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. It was described by Leiand as " a pretty townlet with a great trade in shippes;" carries on a considerable trade in fish, is a sea-bathing resort, and has some good inns and lodging-houses. The parish contains also the hamlet of Sowdon. Acreage, 973 of land and 280 of water; population, 1097. The manor belongs to the Drake family. There are several handsome residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £245 with residence The church was rebuilt in 1864, but retains the fine and very ancient tower of the previous edifice. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a working men's club.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lympston St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||St. Thomas|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lympstone from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Lympston (St. Mary))
Online maps of Lympstone 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.