In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clyst St Lawrence like this:
CLIST-ST. LAWRENCE, a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon; on the river Clist, 2½ miles ESE of Hele r. station, and 4 SSE of Collumpton. Post town, Collumpton. Acres, 1, 060. Real property, £1, 664. Pop., 154. Houses, 32. The manor belonged formerly to the Pollard and the Hele families; and belongs now to Hele's charity-school or St. ...
John's hospital, in Exeter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £299.* Patrons, the Trustees of St. John's Hospital, Exeter. The church is later English; consists of nave and chancel, with lofty western tower; has an ancient screen and roodloft; and was reported in 1859 to need repair. Charities, £5.
Clyst St Lawrence is now part of East Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Clyst St Lawrence itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clyst St Lawrence in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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