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Upton Helions, Devon

Historical Description

Upton Helions, a parish in Devonshire, 3 miles N of Crediton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Crediton. Acreage,818; population, 113. The manor belonged anciently to the Helions, and belongs now to the Ferguson-Davie family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £150 with residence. The church is an ancient building, and was restored in 1870, and again in 1880.

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 parishUpton-Hellions St. Mary 
HundredWest Budleigh 
Poor Law unionCrediton 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.