"POUGHILL is a parish and village, 7 miles north-by-east from Crediton station on the North Devon branch of the London and South Western railway, and about the same distance west from Upper Exe and Silverton station on the Exe Valley branch of the Great Western railway, and 9 west-south-west from Tiverton, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of West Budleigh, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Crediton, rural deanery of Cadbury and archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter. The church of St. Mary is a building of stone in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower conaining 5 bells, all cast in 1814 . . . there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1567. . . . The chief crops are wheat, oats and roots. The area is 1,735 acres; rateable value £1,548; the population in 1901 was 222." [From: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, 1902]
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A transcription of the Memorial Inscriptions for the Church of St Michael is held in the Society of Genealogist's Library, in Vol. 6 of Devon Memorial inscriptions (DE/M19).
Poughill burials (1770-1838), Exeter, Devon Family History Society T351.
Photograph and description, provided by Sue Davey.
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1653, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1603, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon & Cornwall Record Society's Collection.
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1770-1812 - for details see their book list.
Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
Sue Davey's Poughill pages provide historical information, and parish register extracts.
Poughill World War 1 Memorial - names.
Poughill contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
Last updated: 10 May 2012 - Brian Randell
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