"NORTH LEW, (or Northleigh), a parish in the hundred of Black-Torrington, county Devon, 3½ miles S.E. of Honiton, and 4 N.W. of Colyton. The village, which is small and straggling, is situated on a branch of the river Torridge, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is various, with a subsoil of red marl. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £342, in the patronage of the crown. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, is a stone edifice, with a tower containing four bells. The interior of the church contains a font, also a carved screen, which has been newly erected. The parochial charities produce about £12 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. Mrs. Proby, of Seaton, is lady of the manor.