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Combe Raleigh  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Combe Raleigh like this:

COMBRAWLEIGH, or Combe-Rawleigh, a parish in Honiton district, Devon; in the Otter valley, near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 1½ mile NN W of Honiton. Post town, Honiton. Acres, 1, 747. Real property, £2, 485. Pop., 299. Houses, 59. The manor belonged formerly to the families of Bawton and Matthew; and belongs now to the family of Bernard. ...


The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £272.* Patron, E. S. Drewe, Esq. The church is of the 15th century; consists of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with western embattled tower; and has a handsome western memorial window. The churchyard contains the tomb of John Sheldon, professor of anatomy in the royal academy.

Combe Raleigh through time

Combe Raleigh 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 Combe Raleigh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Combe Raleigh in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3123

Date accessed: 20th September 2019


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