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A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
NICHOLAS (ST.), a parish in the hundred of WONFORD, county of DEVON, 5½ miles (E. by S.) from Newton-Abbots, containing 969 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £800 royal bounty, and £500 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of Lord Clifford. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Teign, and lies opposite to Teignmouth, a pleasant and much improved bathing-place.