Christow  Devon


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

CHRISTOW, or Cristow, a parish and a sub-district in St. Thomas district, Devon. The parish lies on the river Teign, 4½ miles NNW of Chudleigh, and 4 NNE of Bovey r. station. It has a post office under Exeter. Acres, 3, 218. Real property, £6, 357; of which £3, 000 are in mines. ...

Pop., 941. Houses, 178. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Canonteign House, belongs to Viscount Exmouth. The scenery is highly picturesque. Lead ore is mined. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £157.* Patron, Viscount Exmouth. The church is ancient; and contains the ashes of the great Admiral Exmouth. There are a small Baptist chapel and charities £30.-The sub-dis trict contains four parishes. Acres, 11, 432. Pop., 2, 207. Houses, 427.

Christow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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