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Withycombe Raleigh, Devon

Historical Description

Withycombe Raleigh, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 1½ mile NE of Exmouth station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office under Exmouth; money order and telegraph office, Exmouth. The parish includes Hulham hamlet and part of Exmouth town. Acreage, 2235 of land and 496 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 3832; of the ecclesiastical, 3780. There are many fine residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £175 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1748, and a new church, in the Decorated English style and cruciform, was built in 1864 at a cost of £6000. There are Wesleyan and Methodist chapels, and four almshouses.

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 
HundredEast Budleigh 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Withycombe Raleigh

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 Withycombe Raleigh from the following:


Online maps of Withycombe Raleigh 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 districtEX8
Post TownExmouth