In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ipplepen like this:
IPPLEPEN, a village and a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon. The village stands on the South Devon railway, 3¼ miles SSW of Newton-Abbot; was anciently known as Iplepine; had once a market and a fair, dating from 1317; and has now a post office under Newton-Abbot. The parish contains also the chapelry of Woodland, and the hamlets of Daignton, CoombeFishacre, and Castleford. ...
Acres, 4, 675. Real property, £8, 023; of which £25 are in quarries. Pop., 977. Houses, 209. The property is much subdivided. The scenery is beautiful and romantic; abounds in tors or rocky heights; and includes a small valley, called Stony Coombes, with several subterranean rivulets. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £130.* Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is ancient but good; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel; has a tower 100 feet high, commanding a view of thirteen different church towers; and contains a fine carved oak pulpit, and a beautiful carved oak screen. The p. curacy of Woodland is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a national school. There was anciently a cell to St. Peter de Fulgeriis in Brittany.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ipplepen, in Teignbridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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