In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clyst Honiton like this:
CLIST-HONITON, a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon; on the river Clist, and on the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 1 mile WSW of Broad-Clist r. station, and 4 ENE of Exeter. Post town, Broad-Clist, under Exeter. Acres, 1, 725. Real property, £3, 595. Pop., 416. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £125.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is a fine old edifice of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with lofty western tower; and has a very ancient font. Charities, £26.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Clyst Honiton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Devon. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Clyst Honiton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clyst Honiton in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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