Clyst St George
|Clyst St George|
Parish Church, Clyst St George
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01392 87|
|Police||Devon and Cornwall|
|Fire||Devon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Overview and history
The village is the most southerly of six parishes named after the River Clyst. It fell within the Hundred of East Budleigh, and the ecclesiastical Deanery of Aylesbeare. The parish formerly contained Marsh Barton, 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. 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". The Old Rectory dates from the 18th century.
- Pole, Sir William (1791). Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon. London: J. Nichols. p. 157.
- Hoskins, W. G. (1972). Devon (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 371. ISBN 0 7153 5577 5.
- "Clyst St George". Devon County Council. Archived from the original on 2015-09-10.
- Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1989). The Buildings of England: Devon (2nd ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 271. ISBN 0-14-071050-7.