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Sidbury (St. Giles)

SIDBURY (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Honiton, hundred of East Budleigh, Woodbury and S. divisions of Devon, 2½ miles (N. N. E.) from Sidmouth; containing 1771 inhabitants. This is a decayed market-town, and fairs for cattle are still held on the Tuesday before Ascension-day and at Michaelmas. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £28, and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter: the great tithes have been commuted for £300; and the vicarial for £615, with a glebe of 5 acres. There is a place of worship for Independents. On the manor of Sand is an old mansion with the inscription "Hortus Johannis Capelli" over the garden door.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.