Place:Clayhidon, Devon, England

Alt namesClayhedonsource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Hidonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 79
Hidonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 79
Coordinates50.917°N 3.183°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoHemyock Hundred, Devon, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Culmstock 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is quoted from an article in Wikipedia

Clayhidon is a village and parish in East Devon. The parish church is St. Andrews. The parish is in the Blackdown Hills and lies close to the Somerset border. Current information about life in the parish can be found on a community website, launched in March 2011. A parish history is found in the Uffculme library and an old map can be found on the Devon Libraries Local Studies website.

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Contrary to Wikipedia's information, Clayhidon is in the Mid Devon District.

UK Genealogy Archive provides this transcription from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

"Clayhidon or Clehedon, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Culm, and at the boundary with Somerset, 4 1/4 miles from Wellington station on the G.W.R., and 9 NE by E of 'Collumpton. It has a post office under Wellington; money order office, Hemyock; telegraph office, Hemyock railway station. Acreage, 4741; population, 480. The surface rises in lofty hills from the river Culm to the watershed of the Black Downs. Two estates, Culm Pyne and Old Culm Pyne, lie isolated within Hemyock. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; tithe commutation, £615 with residence and glebe. The church belongs to the 14th century, consists of nave, north aisle, and chancel, with western tower, and contains an ancient piscina and a very ancient font. There are a small Baptist chapel and charities."

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  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Devonshire Northand Devonshire South illustrate the parish boundaries of Devon when rural districts were still in existence. The maps publication year is 1931. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. These maps are now downloadable for personal use.
  • GENUKI has a new map feature on its individual Devon parish pages. Each parish page includes an outline map of parishes in the region of the one under inspection. By clicking on this map the user is taken to a blow-up of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file] provided by R. J. P. Kain and R. R. Oliver of the History Data Service of Colchester, Essex (distributed by UK Data Archive).
  • Devon County Council's Record Offices and Local Studies Libraries are being reorganized and amalgamated to form the Devon Heritage Services, comprising the Devon Heritage Centre (Exeter) and the North Devon Record Office (Barnstaple). These developments, which are described in Historical Records: A New Future for Devon's Heritage, do not affect the other major Devon archive, the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, or the Local Studies Library, which are located in Plymouth and come under the Plymouth City Council. (Devon FHS report that Plymouth Record Office has just aquired new premises.) There is a guide entitled Which heritage centre or record office should I visit? which is provided to explain the organization further.
  • Devon Family History Society Mailing address: PO Box 9, Exeter, EX2 6YP, United Kingdom. Specialized contacts for membership, publications, queries, etc. The society has branches in various parts of the county. It is the largest Family History Society in the United Kingdom.
  • Devon has a Online Parish Clerk (OPC) Project. Only about half of the parishes have a volunteer contributing local data. For more information, consult the website, especially the list at the bottom of the homepage.
  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Devon as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes. Devon is one of the counties on the GENUKI website that has recently (summer 2015) been updated. The maps described above are just one of the innovations.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date. An index of parishes leads to notes and references for each parish.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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