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Newton Poppleford, Devon

Historical Description

Newton Poppleford, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Otter, 3 miles NW by W of Sidmouth station on the L. & S.W.R. It took the latter part of its name from oval pebbles found in the soil and from a ford in the river, and has a post office under Exeter; money order office, Tipton St John; telegraph office, Sidmouth; a bridge over the Otter, and fairs on Holy Thursday and the Wednesday after 18 Oct. The bridge was erected in 1840 at a cost of about £2500. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 485. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £150 with residence. The church was founded originally as a chantry chapel about 1330 by Edward III., was enlarged in 1826, and has an ancient tower. There is a chapel for the Brethren.

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 CountyYorkshire 
Ancient CountyDevon 
Civil parishAylesbear 
Civil parishRothwell 
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 Newton Poppleford

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newton Poppleford from the following:


Online maps of Newton Poppleford 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.

DistrictEast Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX10
Post TownSidmouth