Sampford Peverell  Devon


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

SAMPFORD-PEVERELL, a village and a parish in Tiverton district, Devon. The village stands 2¼ miles N by W of Tiverton-Junction r. station, and 5 E N E of Tiverton; was anciently a borough; carried on, for sometime, a considerable woollen trade; and now has a post-office‡ under Tiverton, and a cattle fair on the Monday before the last Wednesday of April. ...

The parish comprises 2,000 acres. Real property, £4, 169. Pop. in 1851, 855; in 1861, 720. Houses, 173. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Peverells and the Paulets; and the manor house was occupied by Margaret, Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VII. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £270.* Patrons, the Trustees of Mrs. Ireland. The church is mainly early English. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Sampford Peverell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th November 2020

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