"WHITSTONE, or Whitestone, a scattered village, 3½ miles W.N.W. of Exeter, has in its parish 670 inhabitants, and 4046 acres of land, picturesquely broken into hill and dale. One of the hills commands extensive views, in which Exmouth, Honiton, and other distant places may be seen. The manor was anciently held by the Beaumont, Powderham, and Bohun families. . . . The Church (St. Catherine,) stands on a commanding eminence, and is an ancient structure, with a tower and four bells." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Wonford Hundred, the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.
Steer, Samuel. A review of the history of the Whitstone Wesleyan Sunday School from its commencement in 1858 to 1883. Exeter: Daily Western Times (1883) 7p. [Westcountry Studies Library s268.871/WHI/REV]