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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
"STOODLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of Witheridge, county Devon, 5¾ miles N.W. of Tiverton, its post town, and 4½ S.W. of Bampton. The parish includes Hightleigh and Stoodleigh Beacon on Warbrightsleigh Hill, said to have been put up by Edward II. The soil is light but shallow, on clay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £341. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. The parochial charities produce about £24 per annum. There is a parochial school for both sexes, entirely supported by T. Daniel, Esq., who is lord of the manor. A revel occurs on St. Margaret's day."