A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
CHITTLEHAMPTON, a parish in the hundred of
SOUTH-MOLTON, county of DEVON, 5¼ miles (W.) from
South Molton, containing 1748 inhabitants. The living
is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple,
and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at
£34. 18. 11., and in the patronage of Lord Rolle. The
church, dedicated to St. Urith, is a handsome structure,
with a fine tower in the later style of English architecture,
containing a pulpit richly carved with figures of
saints and vine leaves, besides some interesting monuments.
Culm is obtained in the parish; and limestone
is found enclosed in a bed of thick slate, or flag-stone.
At Brightley are some remains of an ancient mansion
and a chapel.