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Awliscombe, Devon

Historical Description

Awliscombe, a village and a parish in Devon. The village stands near the river Otter, 2 miles WNW of Honiton station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Honiton, which is the meney order and telegraph office, and an annual fair was formerly held here. The parish comprises 2626 acres; population of the civil parish, 497; of the ecclesiastical, 498. The manor was given in 1491, by Thomas Calwodeley, to the corporation of Exeter, but comprised then only 203½ acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £180. Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church, an interesting specimen of the Perpendicular style, consists of nave, chancel, S transept, and N aisles, has a beautiful carved stone screen, and a tower, and was restored in 1887. Thomas Charde, the last abbot of Ford, was a native.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishAwliscombe St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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 Awliscombe

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 Awliscombe from the following:


Online maps of Awliscombe 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.

DistrictEast Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton