Ottery St. Mary, Devon Family History Guide

Ottery St Mary is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Wiggaton, Alfington, Alphington, Cadhay, Fluxton, Fairmile, Gosford, Rill, and West Hill.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1601

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ottery St. Mary

  • Tipton
  • Feniton
  • Sidbury
  • Escot
  • Rockbeare
  • Whimple
  • Gittisham
  • Woodbury with Exton

Historical Descriptions

Ottery St. Mary

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ottery (St. Mary), 161 miles S.W. London, and 12 m. E. Exeter. Mrkt, Tues. P. 4194.

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Fairmile, a hamlet in Ottery-St. Mary and Tallaton parishes, Devon; 1¾ mile NE by N of Ottery-St. Mary. It has a country hotel, and commands a fine distant view of Dartmoor.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Honiton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Aylesbeare
  • Poor Law Union: Honiton
  • Hundred: Ottery St Mary
  • Province: Canterbury