Awliscombe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon
Parish registers begin: 1559
Nonconformists include: Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist.
Parishes adjacent to Awliscombe
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870
Awliscombe, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands near the river Otter, and near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 2 miles WNW of Honiton. It has a post-office under Honiton; and was formerly a market-town. The parish comprises 2,569 acres. Real property, £4,022. Pop., 579. Houses, 125. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given, in 1491, by Thomas Calwoodley, to the corporation of Exeter; but comprised then only 203 ½ acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £213. Patron, the Duke of Bedford. The church is a neat Gothic edifice, mostly rebuilt in 1846; consists of nave, chancel, and aisles; and has a beautiful carved stone screen, and a tower. There are a Unitarian chapel, and charities £10. Thomas Charde, the last abbot of Ford, was a native.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Occupations, Poorhouses, poor law, etc.
East & South Devon Advertiser
Western Morning News
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
North Devon Journal
Express and Echo
- County: Devon
- Civil Registration District: Honiton
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Dunkeswell
- Poor Law Union: Honiton
- Hundred: Hemyock
- Province: Canterbury
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