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Oldridge, Devon

Historical Description

Oldridge, a chapelry in St Thomas parish, Devonshire, 3 miles SW of Crediton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Crediton (R.S.O.) The limits include only four farms and a few cottages. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £70. The church was rebuilt in 1789; restored and enlarged in 1843 by Dr Medley, vicar of St Thomas and perpetual curate of Oldridge, afterwards Bishop of Fredericton from 1845 to 1892, and Metropolitan of Canada.

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 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oldridge from the following:


Online maps of Oldridge are available from a number of sites:

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.