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Venn Ottery, Devon

Historical Description

Ottery Venn, or Venn Ottery, a parish in Devonshire, on the W side of the river Otter, under West Ottery Hill, 1 mile from Tipton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and telegraph office, Ottery St Mary, under Exeter; money order office, Tipton. Acreage, 913; population, 110. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Harpford, in the diocese of Exeter; joint value, £190 with residence. The church is of the 13th century, consists of nave and chancel, with embattled tower, and contains memorials of the Mundy family.

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 parishVenn-Ottery St. Gregory 
HundredEast Budleigh 
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 Venn Ottery

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 Venn Ottery from the following:


Online maps of Venn Ottery 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 districtEX11
Post TownOttery St. Mary