Clyst St Mary village, Devon
Clyst St Mary is a small village alongside the River Clyst about 3 miles to the southeast of Exeter, close to Junction 30 of the M5 motorway. The main claim to fame for the village is that Clyst St. Mary was one of the main centres of the Prayer Book (or Western) Rebellion of 1549. After the rebels were defeated, the village was burned to the ground by Lord Russell.
With a population of just 849 in the 2011 Census, the village lies in the EX5 postcode district.
The village church has sections dating from the 13th Century and is dedicated to St. Mary. Its present layout stems from an enlargement carried out in 1818 and more extensive additions in 1869. The five arched bridge is thought to be the oldest in Devon. It was recorded in 1238 with some sections rebuilt in 1310. Nearby Winslade Manor dates from the 18th Century.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
Ottery St Mary