[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"CHRISTOW, a parish in the hundred of Wonford, in the county of Devon, 4 miles N.W. of Chudleigh, and 8 from Exeter, its post town. It is situated on the river Teign, not far from the South Devon railway. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter, value £157, in the patronage of Viscount Exmouth. The church, dedicated to St. James, has a tomb of the great admiral, Lord Exmouth, who is buried here; also a Norman font and carved screen. The charities produce about £30 per annum. The silver and lead mines employ a large portion of the inhabitants."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003