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
 Clyst St George shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX98398882
District East Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EXETER
Postcode district EX3
Dialling code 01392 87
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Tiverton and Honiton
List of places

Coordinates: 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 (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.157
  2. ^ a b c Hoskins, W. G. (1972). Devon (2nd edition). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 371. ISBN 0 7153 5577 5. 
  3. ^ Devon County Council, Clyst St George. Retrieved 13 May 2013
  4. ^ a b c Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1989). The Buildings of England: Devon (2nd edition). London: Penguin Books. p. 271. ISBN 0-14-071050-7. 

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