Early-attested site in the Parish of Clyst St Mary
- æt clist, of Clist land 1050–73 Earle
- Clist(a) 1086 DB 1232 FF 1242 Fees774
- Clist Sechevill 1267 Pat
- Clyst Episcopi 1276 Exon
- Clyst Secthevylle 1282 FF
- Bysshopusclist 1339 Ass
The manor was held by Ralph de Sicca Villa in 1242 (Fees 774), but in 1267 he was forced to sell it to the Bishop of Exeter to raise money for debts owing to the Jews (cf. Pat 1267).