A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
CULMSTOCK, a parish in the hundred of HEMYOCK, county of DEVON, 7 miles (N. E.) from Cullompton, containing 1357 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £16. The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains a handsome stone screen with a doorway enriched and canopied with foliage. There are meeting-houses for Baptists, the Society of Friends, and Wesleyan Methodists. Fairs for cattle are held on the 21st of May, and the Wednesday before September 29th. Here is a small endowed school.