East Ogwell, Devon
Ogwell, East, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, on an affluent of the river Teign, 2 miles SW of Newton Abbot station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newton Abbot. Acreage, 1383; population of the civil parish, 271; of the ecclesiastical, 306. The scenery is very fine, and draws many parties and ramblers during summer to admire its beauties, and the surface includes several lofty hills commanding brilliant views. A quarry of fine madrepore is in the W hill. The living is a rectory, united with West Ogwell, in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, s£340 with residence. The church is old but good; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains an old oak screen and a large monument to the Reynell family.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Ogwell St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Newton-Abbott|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Ogwell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ogwell, East (St. Bartholomew))
Online maps of East Ogwell are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- 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:
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.