In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rattery like this:
RATTERY, a village and a parish in Totnes district, Devon. The village stands near the South Devon railway, 4 miles W of Totnes; was known to the Saxons as Ratrew; commands a picturesque view; and has a post-office under Newton-Abbott. The parish comprises 2, 823acres. Rated property, £3, 306. Pop., 396. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Marley House, belongs to Lady Carew. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £215.* Patron, Lady Carew. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and smallspire; and contains a Norman font and a fine carved wood screen. Charities, £16.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Rattery has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Hams. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Rattery and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rattery, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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