Clyst Hydon

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Clyst Hydon - St Andrews Church

Clyst Hydon is a village and civil parish in the county of Devon, England. It was in the Cliston Hundred and has a church dedicated to St Andrew.[1] The parish is surrounded, clockwise from the north, by the parishes of Cullompton, Plymtree, Payhembury, Talaton, Whimple, Clyst St Lawrence and Broad Clyst.[2]

The village is four miles from Cullompton. It has a primary school, Clyst Hydon Primary;[3] other amenities include a pub/restaurant [4] and a sports club.[5]

From 1971 to 1974 the village was the site of an artists colony which published the radical Beau Geste Press, a small press that worked in the lineage of the Fluxus and mail art movements.[6]

Historic estates[edit]

Within the parish are situated various historic estates including:


  1. ^ St Andrew, Clyst Hydon - Devon | Diocese of Exeter
  2. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ Welcome | Clyst Hydon Primary School
  4. ^ The Five Bells Inn and Restaurant, Clyst Hydon, Devon
  5. ^ Clyst Hydon Cricket and Sports Club Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Interview with Felipe Ehrenberg, one of the founders of Beau Geste Press, ArtReview
  7. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.57; Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.271

Coordinates: 50°48′21″N 3°22′12″W / 50.80583°N 3.37000°W / 50.80583; -3.37000