A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
CHRISTOW, a parish in the hundred of WONFORD,county of DEVON, 5½ miles (N. N. W.) from Chudleigh,containing 531 inhabitants. The living is a dischargedvicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter,rated in the king's books at £8. 6. 8., endowed with£200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, andin the patronage of Viscount Exmouth. The church,dedicated to St. James, has a Norman font, and somefine screen-work across the nave and aisles. In thisneighbourhood are many excellent cherry orchards.Pope House is said to have been a cell to the priory ofCowick, near Exeter.