Uplyme, Devon

Historical Description

Uplyme, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, 4 miles SSE of Axminster station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Lyme; money order and telegraph office, Lyme. Acreage, 3584; population of the civil parish, 830; of the ecclesiastical, 756. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The manor belonged to Glaston-bury Abbey, passed to the Drakes, and with Rhode Hill mansion belongs now to the Talbot family. A Roman bath, a tessellated pavement, and other Roman relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £400 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and was thoroughly restored in 1876. There are Brethren and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Devon
Ecclesiastical parish Uplyme St. Peter and St. Paul
Hundred Axminster
Poor Law union Axminster

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Uplyme


Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.