St Thomas  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Thomas like this:

THOMAS (St.), a district in Devon; named from St. Thomas-the-Apostle parish at Exeter, and containing the sub-districts of St. Thomas, Alphington, Christow, Kenton, Heavitree, Topsham, Broad Clist, Woodbury, Exmouth, and East Budleigh. Acres, 130,141. Poor rates, in 1863, £20,860. Pop. in 1851, 48,806; in 1861, 48,405. ...

Houses, 9,663. Marriages in 1863, 285; births, 1,386, -of which 76 were illegitimate; deaths, 947,-of which 383 were at ages under 5 years, and 45 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 2,869; births, 13,218; deaths, 9,423. The places of worship, in 1851, were 58 of the Church of England, with 19,268 sittings; 7 of Independents, with 2,161 s.; 5 of Baptists, with 601 s.; 2 of Unitarians, with 670 s.; 14 of Wesleyans, with 1,888 s.; 1 of Bible Christians, with 72 s.; 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 55 attendants; 2 of Brethren, with 300 s.; and 7 undefined, with 700 s. The schools were 52 public day-schools, with 2,915 scholars; 94 private day-schools, with 2,046 s.; 53 Sunday-schools, with 3,014 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 10 s.

St Thomas through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Thomas, in Exeter and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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