Christow

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Christow village
Christow station in 1904.

Christow is a village, parish and former manor located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. It is situated on a side of the Teign Valley, 5 miles from the small town of Chudleigh and 8 miles from Exeter. The village population is about 850 and increasing. Christow is the principal population centre for the electoral ward called Teign Valley. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 2,668.[1]

Amenities[edit]

Within the village are a shop, a post office, two public houses, a pet crematorium, a doctor's surgery and a Community Hall. At the Community Hall are three tennis courts and a bmx bicycle track with a roller-skate park under construction. Above the shop is a park with a zip wire, slides, basketball court, etc.

Railway station[edit]

The village was served by Christow railway station until it was closed in 1961.

Notable former residents[edit]

  • Admiral Edward Pellew is buried in St James' church
  • Arthur Marshall, who lived here in later life, and who fictionalised it as "Appleton".

Historic estates[edit]

Canonteign[edit]

Within the parish is situated Canonteign, comprising two mansions, one formerly the late-Tudor residence of the Davie family, now in the form of a restored farmhouse; the other a white neo-classical house built by Captain Pownoll Pellew, later 2nd Viscount Exmouth (1786–1833).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teign Valley ward 2011". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.243

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°39′07″N 3°39′13″W / 50.65204°N 3.65357°W / 50.65204; -3.65357