"CADELEIGH, or Cadleigh, a pleasant scattered village, 4½ miles S.W. of Tiverton, has in its parish 403 souls and 2020 acres of land, rising in bold undulations, and extending eastward to the river Exe. It includes the hamlets of Welton and Little Silver. Mrs. Moore is lady of the manor, but the chief part of the soil belongs to Mrs. Fursdon and many other freeholders. It was successively held by the Chievre, Mohun, Kingston, Courtenay, Leach, and Doble families. The Church (St. Bartholomew,) has an embattled tower and five bells, and contains a costly monument to Sir Simon Leach (son of a blacksmith of Crediton.) and his wife, with their recumbent effigies, and two kneeling figures, under a splendid canopy. His son, Simon, was a distinguished royalist in the civil wars, and died in 1660. the rectory, valued in K.B. at £13, and in 1831 at £234, is in the gift of Mrs. Moore and incumbency of the Rev. P.F. Brittain, M.A. who has 54A. of glebe, and a good residence, in a picturesque glen." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Hayridge Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.