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Uffculme, Devon

Historical Description

Uffculme, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Culm, with a station on the G.W.R., 177 miles from London, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cullompton. It was anciently called Upculm, has been a market-town since 1266, and carries on malting, brewing, and woollen manufacture. The parish contains also eight hamlets, and comprises 6158 acres; population, 1806. Bradfield House has belonged since the time of King John to the family of Walrond. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £205 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church has been restored and enlarged, and the tower and spire rebuilt. There are two church chapels, one being at Bradfield, and a Congregational and two Baptist chapels, and an endowed grammar school.

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 parishUffculme St. Mary 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Uffculme 1538-1837, Devonshire is available to browse online.

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 Uffculme

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 Uffculme from the following:


Online maps of Uffculme 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

Hayne (Uffculme)

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 districtEX15
Post TownCullompton