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Stoodleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Stoodleigh, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, 6 miles NNW of Tiverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Tiverton; telegraph office, Bampton. Acreage, 4473; population, 398. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Stoodleigh Beacon was erected on Warbrightleigh Hill by Edward II., and has left some remains. The village is supposed to be the highest in Devonshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £245 with residence. The church is ancient, has an embattled tower, and was restored in 1880 at a cost of about £300.

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 parishStoodleigh St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Stoodleigh

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoodleigh from the following:


Online maps of Stoodleigh 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 districtEX16
Post TownTiverton