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Upottery, Devon

Historical Description

Upottery, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Otter, 5 miles NNE of Honiton station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Honiton; telegraph office, Yarcombe. Acreage of parish, 5898; population, 759. There is a parish council of nine members. The manor, with Upottery House and about two-thirds of the property, belongs to Viscount Sidmouth. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £320 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is ancient, and has been well restored. There is a Baptist chapel. A cattle fair is held yearly, on the Tuesday before Lady Day.

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 parishUp-Ottery St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

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 Upottery


Church of England

St. Mary

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 Upottery from the following:


Online maps of Upottery 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:


Upottery Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage

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 districtEX14
Post TownHoniton