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Marystow, Devon

Historical Description

Marystow or Stow St Mary, a parish in Devonshire. The church stands near the river Lyd, and near Coryton station on the G.W.R., 6½ miles NNW of Tavistock. The parish contains the hamlet of Dipperton, and part of the village of Lew Down, which has a post office; telegraph office, Coryton. Acreage, 2927; population of the civil parish, 350; of the ecclesiastical, 746. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of seven members. It also sends one member to district council. Sydenham House was erected in the early part of the 17th century by Sir Thomas Wise, was garrisoned for Charles I. and taken in 1645 by Colonel Holbourn, and belongs now to the Tremayne family. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Thrushelton, in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £215 with residence. The church is ancient; consists of nave, aisle, chancel, and side chapel; and contains two stone stalls, an old stone font, a beautiful carved screen, and a monument to Sir Thomas Wyse of Sydenham.

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 parishMary-Stow St. Mary 
Poor Law unionTavistock 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c


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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL16
Post TownLifton