St. Urith or, more properly, Iwerydd was born at East Stowford, near Barnstaple. Little is known of her life, but she is known to have founded the church at Chittlehampton, seven miles away. She was a consecrated virgin there, presumably a hermit, but was killed by local (apparently female) haymakers at the instigation of a jealous, possibly pagan, stepmother. She was cut down with a scythe and a miraculous stream immediately sprang up where she fell. Her feast day is 8th July. Urith was buried in Chittlehampton Church where her shrine became extremely popular with both the local people and pilgrims from further afield. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.