A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
IPPLEPEN, a parish in the hundred of Haytor, county of DEVON, 3¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Newton-Abbots, containing, with the chapelry of Woodland, 1048 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Totness, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £26. 2. 3½., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £1100 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has a handsome screen and an enriched wooden pulpit: it formerly belonged, with some adjoining lands, to the priory of St. Peter de Fulgeriis in Brittany, and attached to it was a cell to that establishment. Ipplepen had the privilege of a market and fairs before 1320. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship here.