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Christow is a village, parish and former manor located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. It is situated on a side of the Teign Valley, 5 miles from the small town of Chudleigh and 8 miles from Exeter. The village population is about 850 and increasing. Christow is the principal population centre for the electoral ward called Teign Valley. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 2,668.AmenitiesWithin the village are a shop, a post office, a pub, a small industrial estate, a doctor's surgery and a Community Hall. At the Community Hall are three tennis courts and a skate park. There is also a play park in the village with climbing frames, swings, slides, a zip wire and a basketball court.Railway stationThe village was served by Christow railway station until it was closed in 1961.Notable former residentsAdmiral Edward Pellew is buried in St James' churchArthur Marshall, who lived here in later life, and who fictionalised it as "Appleton".Historic estatesCanonteignWithin the parish is situated Canonteign, comprising two mansions, one formerly the late-Tudor residence of the Davie family, now in the form of a restored farmhouse; the other a white neo-classical house built by Captain Pownoll Pellew, later 2nd Viscount Exmouth (1786–1833).
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