Christow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Alternative names: Cristow
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1555
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609
Nonconformists include: Baptist and Society of Friends/Quaker.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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-district contains four parishes. Acres, 11,432. Pop., 2,207. Houses, 427.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunsford
Poor Law Union: St Thomas