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East Ogwell, Devon

Historical Description

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.

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 Ogwell St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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 Ogwell

Directories & Gazetteers

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


Online maps of East Ogwell 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ12
Post TownNewton Abbot