Christow is a village located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, England. It has been around for hundreds of years nestled on the side of the Teign Valley. The village is presently home to around 850 people and grows slowly. It is situated 5 miles from the small town of Chudleigh and 8 miles from Exeter (this being about 30 minutes travelling time). It has one shop, a post office, two pubs, a pet crematorium, a surgery and a Community Hall. At the Community Hall there are three tennis courts and a bmx track; currently under construction is a skate park. Above the shop there is also a park with a zip wire, slides, basketball court and many other things. Admiral Edward Pellew is buried in St James' church
The village was once served by Christow railway station until it was closed in 1961.
It was home, in his later life, to Arthur Marshall, who fictionalised it as "Appleton".