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Rewe, Devon

Historical Description

Rewe, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Culm, 1½ mile NE of Stoke Canon station on the G.W.R., and 5½ miles NNE of Exeter. It includes the tithing of Up Exe, and has a post office under Exeter; money order office, Brampford Speke; telegraph office, Thorverton. Acreage, 1335; population, 247. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £220 with residence. The church is of the 13th century, has been well restored, and contains some fine antique woodwork. There is a mission church at Up Exe, restored in 1887.

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 parishRewe St. Mary 
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 Rewe

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 Rewe from the following:


Online maps of Rewe 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Up Exe

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 districtEX5
Post TownExeter