Countess Wear  Devon


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

Countess Wear through time

Countess Wear is now part of Exeter district. Click here for graphs and data of how Exeter has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Countess Wear itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 21st January 2020

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