In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Countess Wear like this:
COUNTESS WEIR, a chapelry in Topsham parish, Devon: near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 3 miles E by S of Exeter. It was constituted in 1844. Post town, Exeter. Pop., 508. Houses, 95. There are a few gentlemen's seats and a paper mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £100. Patron, the Incumbent of Topsham. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a small hell-turret; and was built in 1838.
Additional information about this locality is available for Topsham
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Countess Wear, in Exeter and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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