Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth All Saints Devon Family History Guide

Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth All Saints is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Devon, created in 1850 from chapelry in East Budleigh Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Exmouth All Saints and Hulham.

Alternative names: Exmouth St John in the Wilderness, Withycombe Raleigh, Withycombe Rawleigh

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Christians, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Colaton Raleigh
  • Lympstone
  • Littleham cum Exmouth
  • East Budleigh
  • Kenton
  • Starcross

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITHYCOMBE-RAWLEIGH, a village and a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands 1¼ mile NE of Exmouth r. station, and has a post-office under Exmouth, Devon. The parish includes Hulham hamlet and part of Exmouth town. Acres, 2,617; of which 635 are water. Real property, £8,833; of which £87 are in gasworks. Pop in 1851, 1,811; in 1861, 2,145, of whom 1,567 were in Exmouth. Houses, 357. The property is much subdivided. There are many fine residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £210. Patron, the Hon. M. Rolle. 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 £6,000. There are national schools, and charities £13.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Aylesbeare
Poor Law Union: St Thomas
Hundred: East Budleigh
Province: Canterbury