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East Budleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Budleigh, East, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devonshire. The village stands near the river Otter, about 2 miles from the coast, 4 E of Lympstone railway station, and 5 WSW of Sidmouth. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. It is large and straggling, consists chiefly of cob cottages, and was once a market-town. The parish includes also the village of Budleigh-Salterton, and the hamlets of Great and Little Knowle. Acreage, 3179; population, 2636. Poer-Hayes or Dukes'-Hayes belonged successively to the Poer and the Duke families; and Hayes-Barton, a Tudor edifice, now a farm-house belonging to the Rolle family, was the birthplace and property of Sir Walter Raleigh. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £188 with residence. The church is Perpendicular English, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, and contains the Raleighs' pew, and many monuments. There are a chapel of ease and Baptist and Wesleyan chapels at Budleigh-Salterton, and a Congregational chapel at East Budleigh. A stone fountain with inscription to commemorate the Queen's jubilee was erected in 1887 in the centre of the village.

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 parishEast Budleigh All Saints 
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 East Budleigh

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Budleigh from the following:


Online maps of East Budleigh 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

Budleigh Salterton

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 districtEX9
Post TownBudleigh Salterton