East Budleigh, Devon
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Budleigh All Saints|
|Poor Law union||St. Thomas|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Budleigh from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Budleigh, East (All Saints))
Online maps of East Budleigh are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
Villages, Hamlets, &cBudleigh Salterton
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.