In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clyst Hydon like this:
CLIST-HYDON, a parish in St. Thomas district. Devon; near the source of the river Clist, 2 ½' miles E of Hele r. station, and 4 SE by S of Collumpton. Post town, Collumpton. Acres, 1, 725. Real property, £2, 927, Pop., 329. Houses, 71. The manor belonged formerly to the family of Hidon; and belongs now to the family of Huyshe. ...
Ratcliffe House is the seat of J. Matthew, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £440. Patron, Mrs. Huyshe. The church is a fine old edifice of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. A school has £17 from endowment; and other charities £17.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clyst Hydon in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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