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Sowton, Devon

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Sowton, Devon

Sowton is a village and civil parish east of Exeter in East Devon, England. It has a population of 639. Its parish council merged with that of nearby Clyst St Mary in 1976 to form Bishop's Clyst. St Michael's church was rebuilt in 1844–45, by John Hayward and paid for by John Garratt. He retained the original perpendicular north arcade. It is a rare example of an early Victorian Tractarian village church. It is a grade I listed building.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX9792
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

Sowton, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sowton, par., Devon, 3 miles E. of Exeter, 1094 ac., pop. 408.

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