Rose Ash  Devon


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

ROSE-ASH, a village and a parish in South Molton district, Devon. The village stands 6 miles E S E of South Molton, and 9½ E N E of Eggesford r. station; and was formerly called Ralph-Esse. The parish contains also the hamlet of Yard and part of Ashmill; and its post town is South Molton, North Devon. ...

Acres, 5,082. Real property, £3, 428. Pop., 549. Houses, 108. The property is subdivided. About 450 acres are common, now in course of enclosure. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £500.* Patron, the Rev. H. G. Southcomb. The church is ancient. There are a Brethren's chapel, a national school, and charities £6.

Rose Ash through time

Rose Ash is now part of North Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rose Ash itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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