Churchstow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Churchstow
St Mary, Churchstow, Devon - geograph.org.uk - 1740542.jpg
St Mary's Church, Churchstow
Churchstow is located in Devon
Churchstow
Churchstow
Churchstow shown within Devon
Area 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Population 465 2011 UK Census
• Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference SX712458
• London 182 miles (293 km) ENE
Civil parish
  • Churchstow
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kingsbridge
Postcode district TQ7
Dialling code 01548
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website http://www.churchstow-devon.co.uk/history.html
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°17′56″N 3°48′32″W / 50.299°N 3.809°W / 50.299; -3.809Coordinates: 50°17′56″N 3°48′32″W / 50.299°N 3.809°W / 50.299; -3.809

Churchstow is a small village situated on the A379 road in the South Hams district in south Devon, England. It is situated 1.9 miles (3 km) north-west of Kingsbridge and 16 miles (26 km) south-east of Plymouth. The parish had a population of 465 in 2011, according to the 2011 UK Census.

Etymology and history[edit]

A379 through Churchstow

The local church, St Mary's is 14th century and is a fine example of churches built during this time in the South Hams district. The building is made using local dark slate. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1] As the church is situated atop a high ridge, the village was thereafter named "Church-stow". In 1220, Churchstow was the parent town of Kingsbridge.

The village has one public house, the Church House Inn. Built in the 17th century, the building is made from green slate. It is a distributor of beverages from the St Austell Brewery and is a recognised Cask Marque public house.[2]

Nearby villages include Thurlestone, Aveton Gifford and Loddiswell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Church of St Mary - Churchstow - Devon - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Home". Church-house-inn.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 

External links[edit]