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

"KINGSTEIGNTON, (or Kingstanton), a parish in the hundred of Teinbridge, county Devon, 1½ mile N. of Newton Abbott, its post town, 5 miles W. of Teignmouth, and 8 N.W. of Torquay. The village, which is large, is situated on the South Devon railway and river Teign. It is watered by a fine stream, which passes through the village, and works several mills in the neighbourhood. There are extensive potteries and clay works for the manufacture of tobacco-pipes, giving employment to a large portion of the inhabitants. The soil is various, but in general fertile. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £396, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a structure of red sandstone, with a tower containing a clock and five bells. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum, also a clothing club for the poor, supported by voluntary contributions. There is a National school for both sexes, and the Independents and Wesleyans have each a chapel. Lord Clifford is lord of the manor.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003