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Cadeleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Cadeleigh, a parish in Devonshire, on the Exe Valley branch of the G.W.R., 183 miles from London. Post town, Tiverton. Acreage, 2182; population, 260. The surface rises into bold romantic hills, with brilliant views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £226 with residence. The church, which has been restored, is old, consists of nave, chancel, north aisle, and western tower, contains a canopied monument to Sir Simon Leach, and stands on high ground, forming a conspicuous landmark. There is a Congregational chapel at Little Silver.

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 parishCadeleigh St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Cadeleigh

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 Cadeleigh from the following:


Online maps of Cadeleigh 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Little Silver

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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton