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Uplyme, Devon

Historical Description

Uplyme, a parish, with a village, in Devonshire, 4 miles SSE of Axminster station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Lyme; money order and telegraph office, Lyme. Acreage, 3584; population of the civil parish, 830; of the ecclesiastical, 756. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The manor belonged to Glaston-bury Abbey, passed to the Drakes, and with Rhode Hill mansion belongs now to the Talbot family. A Roman bath, a tessellated pavement, and other Roman relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £400 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and was thoroughly restored in 1876. There are Brethren and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishUplyme St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionAxminster 

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 Uplyme

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Uplyme from the following:


Online maps of Uplyme 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 districtDT7
Post TownLyme Regis