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

"HITTISLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of Wonford, county Devon, 7 miles S.W. of Crediton, its post town, 11 E. of Okehampton, and 5 S.W. of Coplestone railway station. The village, which is small, is situated near the river Yew, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is rather heavy, lying on a tenacious clay, but produces good crops of wheat, barley, and potatoes. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £85. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £68. The church is an ancient stone edifice, with a tower containing three bells, and is dedicated to St. Andrew. Here is a place of worship for the Wesleyans, and a Church school supported by voluntary contributions. C. B. Calmady, Esq., is lord of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003