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

"CHITTLEHAMPTON, a parish in the hundred of South Molton, in the county of Devon, 8 miles S.E. of Barnstaple, and 3 E. of the, Umberleigh station of the North Devon line. South Molton is its post town. It is situated on the river Taw. The parish is chiefly agricultural, and has one lime quarry. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £575, in the patronage of the trustees of Lord Rolle. The parish church, dedicated to St. Hieritha, is an ancient stone edifice in the early English style of architecture, and possesses monuments to the Giffard and Rolle families, brasses, and a beautifully carved pulpit. There is also another church in this parish, the living of which is a perpetual curacy in the same patronage as the vicarage The Wesleyans and Plymouth brethren have places of worship, and there are National schools for both sexes, besides infant schools. The annual value of the charities is about £40. There is an ancient cross on the South Molton road, not far from this place. A fair is held on the Tuesday following the 29th June. The trustees of Lord Rolle are lords of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003