A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
COLYTON-RAWLEIGH, a parish in the eastern division of the hundred of BUDLEIGH, county of DEVON, 3¼ miles (W.) from Sidmouth, containing 770 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £16.4. 9½., and in the patronage of the Dean of Exeter. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist: near it are the remains of an ancient vicarage-house, which had a chapel attached to it: there was also a chapel in the parish, dedicated to St. Theobald.