Ottery St Mary  Devon


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ottery St Mary like this:

Ottery St Mary, market town, par., and hundred, Devon, on river Otter, 12 miles NE. of Exeter and 161 from London by rail - par. and hundred, 9942 ac., pop. 3973; town, pop. 2924; P.O., T.O., I Bank. Market-day, Thursday. During the Civil War the town was alternately occupied by both parties. The principal industries consist of mfrs. of silk shoe ribbons and handker-chiefs. Honiton lace is made in the cottages of the people. Ottery was the birthplace of Coleridge (1772-1834), the poet. The entire par. is a local government district.

Ottery St Mary through time

Ottery St Mary 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 Ottery St Mary itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 07th June 2023

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