Chittlehampton  Devon


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

CHITTLEHAMPTON, a village and a parish in South Molton district, Devon. The village stands 3 miles NE of Umberleigh r. station, and 5 W of South Molton; and has a post office under South Molton, North Devon. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bidacott, Blakewell, Brightley, and Eastacott. ...

Acres, 8, 720. Real property, £8, 544. Pop., 1, 660. Houses, 354. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the family of Rolle. Hudscott is the seat of the Heathcotes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £413.* Patrons, the Trustees of Lord Rolle. The church is perpendicular English and cruciform; and contains a sculptured stone pulpit, and fine monuments to the Giffords and the Rolles. The vicarago of Chittleham-Holt is a separate charge. There are small chapels for Wesleyans and Plymouth Brethren. An ancient stone cross, on a lofty pedestal, stands about ½ a mile E of the village. Charities, £18.

Chittlehampton through time

Chittlehampton 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 Chittlehampton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th February 2024

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