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Littleham (Exmouth), Devon

Historical Description

Littleham, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the coast, 2 miles E of Exmouth station on the L. & S.W.R., and is a small, scattered, secluded place. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Exmouth. The parish contains also a large part of the town of Exmouth. Acreage, 2567, of which 285 are water and foreshore; population, 5465. The manor belonged formerly to the Earls of Devon, and belongs now to the Rolle family. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Exmouth, in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £254 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The parish church is ancient and very good, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower, and contains a good screen; the building and monuments were well restored in 1884 at a cost of £3000.

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


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

Ancient CountyDevon 
Civil parishWithycombe Rawleigh 
Ecclesiastical parishLittleham Holy Trinity 
HundredEast Budleigh 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Littleham (Exmouth)

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Littleham (Exmouth) from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.