Colaton Raleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Other places in the parish include: Stowford, Kingston, Stonyford, Hockerland, Hawkerland, Grindle, Bystock, and Blackbury.
Alternative names: Colyton Rawleigh
Parish church: St. John the Baptist
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1673
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Society of Friends/Quaker, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth All Saints
- Newton Poppleford
- Woodbury with Exton
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
COLYTON-RAWLEIGH, or Colaton-Raleigh, a village and a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands on the river Otter, 3 miles W of Sidmouth, and 6 SSW of Ottery-Road r. station; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish includes also the hamlets of Kingston, Stowford, Blackbury, Stonyford, Grindle, Bystock, and Hawkerland. Acres, 3,757. Real property, £4,265. Pop., 830. Houses, 182. The property belongs chiefly to the families of Rolle and Divett. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £370. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is bad. There is an Independent chapel. Charities, £7.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
COLYTON-RAWLEIGH (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of St. Thomas, hundred of East Budleigh, Woodbury and S. divisions of Devon, 2¼ miles (N.) from Otterton; containing 841 inhabitants. This place, according to tradition, derived the adjunct to its name from the great Sir Walter Raleigh, to whom the manor is said to have belonged. It is situated on the river Otter, and intersected by the road from Honiton to Exmouth, and comprises 3329 acres, of which 500 are open downs; the soil is generally light and gravelly, and the surface is varied with hill and dale. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £16. 4. 9½.; net income, £401; patron, the Dean of Exeter; the glebe comprises 45 acres, and the glebehouse is a handsome residence, built by the incumbent, at an expense of £1200. The church is an ancient structure. There is a place of worship for Baptists.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
Records for England
Births and Baptism Records
War and Conflict
Civil Registration District: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Rural Deanery: Aylesbeare
Poor Law Union: St Thomas
Hundred: East Budleigh