[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]
"TEDBURN ST. MARY, a parish in the hundred of West Wonford, county Devon, 7 miles N. of Exeter, its post town, and 4 S. of the Crediton station on the Exeter and Barnstaple railway. The village is situated on the Ned stream, which joins the Creedy at Crediton. The soil is of a clayey nature, with a subsoil of shale. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £435. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure with a tower and six bells. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum. There are schools for each sex. Fulham House is the principal residence. B. Fulford, and J. H. Hippesley, Esqs., are lords of the manor. A fair occurs on the Monday prior to Michaelmas Day."