East Budleigh  Devon


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

BUDLEIGH (East), a village, a parish, a subdistrict, and a hundred in Devon. The village stands on the river Otter, about 2 miles from the coast, 3½ miles E of Lympstone r. station, and 5 WSW of Sidmouth; and has a post office under Exeter. It is large and straggling; consists chiefly of cob cottages; and was once a market town. ...

The parish includes also the village of Budleigh-Salterton, and the hamlets of Great and Little Knowle. Acres, 3,277; of which 40 are water. Real property, £9,463. Pop., 2,496. Houses, 562. The property is divided among a few. Poer-Hayes or Duke's-Hayes belonged successively to the Poer and the Duke families; and Hayes-Barton, a Tudor edifice, now a farmhouse, belonging to Lady Rolle, was the birthplace and property of Sir Walter Raleigh. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Salterton, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £318. Patron, the Hon. Mark Rolle. The church is perpendicular English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel; and contains the Raleigh's pew, and many monuments. The vicarage of WithycombeRawleigh is a separate benefice. There are a chapel of ease and Baptist and Wesleyan chapels at Budleigh-Salterton, and an Independent chapel at East Budleigh. Charities, £33.-The subdistrict contains also three other parishes and an extra-parochial tract; and is in the district of St. Thomas. Acres, 12,021. Pop., 4,649. Houses, 1,012. The hundred contains twenty-one parishes. Acres, 53,739. Pop. in 1851, 23,178; in 1861, 22,797. Houses, 4,821.

East Budleigh through time

East Budleigh 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 East Budleigh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 12th May 2021

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