[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"AYLESBEARE, a parish in the hundred of East Budleigh, in the county of Devon, 6 miles to the N.W. of Sidmouth. Exeter is its post town. It is situated in a beautiful country on the west side of the river Otter, and contains the tything of Newton-Poppleford, and the liberty of Dotton. A manufactory of silk and riband is established here, and gives employment to some of the inhabitants. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter, value £210, in the patronage of the Rev. W. H. Carwithen, incumbent. The church is dedicated to St. Christopher. There is a district church at Newton-Poppleford, the living of which is a perpetual curacy value £45, in the gift of the vicar. There are some trifling charities."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003