Clyst St George

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Clyst St George
Parish Church, Clyst St George (geograph 4823471).jpg
Parish Church, Clyst St George
Clyst St George is located in Devon
Clyst St George
Clyst St George
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSX98398882
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEXETER
Postcode districtEX3
Dialling code01392 87
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°41′28″N 3°26′23″W / 50.69103°N 3.43973°W / 50.69103; -3.43973Coordinates: 50°41′28″N 3°26′23″W / 50.69103°N 3.43973°W / 50.69103; -3.43973

Clyst St George (anciently Clyst Champernowne[1]) is a village in East Devon, England, adjoining the River Clyst some 4 miles (6.4 km) south east of Exeter and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Exmouth.

Overview and history[edit]

The village is the most southerly of six parishes named after the River Clyst.[2] It fell within the Hundred of East Budleigh, and the ecclesiastical Deanery of Aylesbeare.[3] The parish formerly contained Marsh Barton,[2] now the site of an industrial estate within the Exeter City Council area.

The church, with a red sandstone tower, is dedicated to St George. It was completely rebuilt in 1854–59, gutted by fire in an air raid in 1940, and again rebuilt in 1952.[2][4] The Lady Seaward Primary School was endowed by Lady Hannah Seaward in 1705 and rebuilt in 1859. It is described by Pevsner as "unspoilt" and "picturesque".[4] The Old Rectory dates from the 18th century.[4]


  1. ^ Pole, Sir William (1791). Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon. London: J. Nichols. p. 157.
  2. ^ a b c Hoskins, W. G. (1972). Devon (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 371. ISBN 0 7153 5577 5.
  3. ^ "Clyst St George". Devon County Council. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1989). The Buildings of England: Devon (2nd ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 271. ISBN 0-14-071050-7.

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