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Poughill, Devon

Historical Description

Poughill, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 6¼ miles NNE of Crediton station on the L. & S.W.R.; was anciently called Pohill or Podliill, and has a post office under Crediton; money order office, Cheriton Fitzpaine; telegraph office, Cheriton. Acreage of parish, 1735; population, 248. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; .gross value, £165 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early Perpendicular English; consists of chancel, nave, N and S aisles, with a tower containing five bells; had at one time a chantry, but no trace of it remains.

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 parishPoughill St. Mary 
HundredWest Budleigh 
Poor Law unionCrediton 

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 Poughill

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Poughill from the following:


Online maps of Poughill 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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX17
Post TownCrediton