Newton Poppleford  Devon


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

NEWTON-POPPLEFORD, a village, a tything, and a chapelry, in Aylesbear parish, Devon. The village stands on the river Otter, 3 miles N W by W of Sidmouth r. station; took the latter part of its name from oval pebbles found in the soil, and from a ford in the river; and has a post-office under Exeter, a bridge over the Otter, and fairs on Holy Thursday, and the Wednesday after 17 Oct. ...

The bridge was erected in 1840, at a cost of about £2, 500. The tything and the chapelry are coextensive. Real property, £1,018. Pop. in 1851, 526; in 1861, 661. Houses, 141. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £45. Patron, the Vicar of Aylesbear. The church was founded as a chantry-chapel, about 1330, by Edward III.; was enlarged in 1826; and has an ancient tower. There is a slightly endowed school.

Newton Poppleford through time

Newton Poppleford 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 Newton Poppleford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2019

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