Place:Culmstock, Devon, England

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NameCulmstock
Alt namesClumestochasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 80
Clumestochesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 80
TypeParish
Coordinates50.9°N 3.267°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoCulmstock Rural, Devon, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Tiverton Rural, Devon, Englandrural district to which it was transferred in 1935
Mid Devon District, Devon, Englanddistrict municipality in which the area is located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Culmstock is a parish near Tiverton in Devon.


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Culmstock from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CULMSTOCK, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in the [registration] district of Wellington and county of Devon. The village stands on the river Culme, 4½ miles ENE of Tiverton Junction [railway] station, and 7 NE of Collumpton; has a post office under Wellington, Somerset; was once a market-town; and still has fairs on 21 May and the Wednesday before Michaelmas day. The parish includes also the hamlets of Northend, Nicholshayne, Prestcott, and Upcott. Acres: 3,494. Real property: £5,582. Population: 1,102. Houses: 249. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belonged, before the Conquest, to the bishops of the diocese; and belongs still to the dean and chapter of Exeter. Culmstock Beacon, on a lofty hill, is a well-preserved ancient structure. A considerable woollen trade was formerly carried on, but has died away. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £250. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is of the 14th century; consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with western embattled tower; and contains a small piscina and a fine altar-piece. A yew-tree grows from the wall of the tower, at about 4 feet from the embattlements. A Wesleyan chapel is in Culmstock village; and a Baptist one at Prestcott. Charities, £9.
"The sub-district contains five parishes. Acres: 20,812. Population: 4,435. Houses: 935."

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