Alston

ALSTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Ashburton, union of Newton-Abbot, hundred of Teignbridge, Teignbridge and S. divisions of Devon, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Ashburton. It comprises 1010 acres by computation; the surface is hilly, and the sub-soil consists of limestone, clay, and sharp gravel. The chief produce arises from corn land and orchards, the cultivators of which are in general independent freeholders.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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