"OGWELL (EAST) is a parish and scattered village, 1½ mile S.W. of Newton Abbot, containing 1249 acres of land, and 356 inhabitants. With the neighbouring parish of West Ogwell, it forms a detached member of Wonford Hundred, in the deanery of Ippleden. The manor was held at the Domesday Survey by Wm. Pictavensis, from whose family it afterwards passed to those of Malston, Stighull, and Reynell; but Holbeame estate was for some time held by the Petre family. General T.W. Taylor, C.B., is now lord of the manor, owner of most of the parish, and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £19. 3s. 1d., and in 1831 at £200. The Rev. F.J. Taylor is the incumbent, for whom a handsome new Rectory House was built in 1849, on 26A. 2B. 21P of land, which was obtained in 1848, in exchange for the old glebe land. The Church (St. Bartholomew,) is a small ancient structure, with a tower and three bells, and stands in a picturesque valley." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Wonford Hundred, and the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.