Littleham (near Exmouth)


"LITTLEHAM (HOLY TRINITY), a parish, in the union of ST. THOMAS, hundred of EAST BUDLEIGH, Woodbury and S. divisions of DEVON; containing, with part of the town of Exmouth, 3927 inhabitants. The parish is situated at the mouth of the river Exe, and comprises 2068 acres, of which 1398 are arable, 391 meadow, 50 orchards, 165 furze and common, and 63 glebe land. . . The church is an ancient structure, in the early Eng1ish style, and contains about 600 sittings. There is a place of worship for dissenters; and a school, erected by Lord Rolle, is supported by subscription." [From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844)]

A parish in East Budleigh Hundred, a Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter.


Archives & Libraries

Information about the Exmouth Museum can be found at the Devon Museums web-site.



Adams, Maxwell. W.G. Stuart [Obituary]. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  44, (1912). p. 42. [Transcript].

Adams, Maxwell. Henry Cranstoun Adams [Obituary]. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  44, (1912). p. 35. [Transcript].

Adams, Maxwell. Arthur Mason Worthington, C.B., M.A., F.R.S., F.R.A.S. [Obituary]. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol.  49, (1917), pp. 25-26. [Transcript].

Blackmore, Anthony. Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, a Devon lad's Life in Nelson's Navy',, Anthony Blackmore, Covey House, Upper Dunsforth, York, YO26 9RU (2003) 156 pp. [ISBN 0-9543674-0-5] [About Samuel Blackmore, who served in Nelson's Navy from 1793 to 1802]

Brooking-Rowe, J. (Ed.) David Shier, M.D. [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. XXXVII, (1905), p. 34. [Transcript]

Brooking-Rowe, J. (Ed.) John Reynolds Gulson [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. XXXIV, (1902), p. 33. [Transcript]

Brooking-Rowe, J. (Ed.) John Budd Phear [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. XXXVII, (1905), pp. 35-38. [Transcript]

Chanter, J.F. Exmouth - Sir John Colliton. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 11:6, (1921) pp.209. [See query, vol.11, p.146. Also Reichel, vol.11, pp.260-261.] [Gardener, 1669-1754]

Chard, Judy. Admiral the Right Honourable Edward Pellew G.C.B. [first Viscount Exmouth 1757-1833]. Devon Life vol. 3 no. 28, (1967) pp.46-50; ill.]

Cairns, Lorraine B. Jack Martin's Story, Devon Family Historian, vol. 106, (2003) pp.4-7. [Includes section of diary from mid 1800s]

Collings, Jesse and Sir John L. Green. Jack Martin's Story, Life of the Right Hon. Jesse Collings, London, Longmans, Green (1920). [Scanned copy] [An ironmonger, b. Littleham 1831, who later became Mayor of Birmingham and an MP]

Cozens, Dennis. Exmouth evacuee 1939- 1945. Shaldon: Burnham Books (1989) 32p: ill. [ISBN 0946651345]

[Editor]. David Graham Seymour Howell: 30 April 1936 - 27 December 2017, Devon Family Historian, vol. 165, (2018) p.26.

Folkes, John (ed.) Dogs, Goats, Bulbs and Bombs: Esther Rowley’s Wartime Diaries of Exmouth and Exeter. The History Press (2010) 224pp. [ISBN-13: 978-0752448831]

Gibbins, Les. Unpicking Family Myths, Devon Family Historian, vol. 184, (2022) pp.7-9. [On James Barratt, a boatman on the Cygnet, and Nancy Perriam, a naval "powder monkey" at the battles of L'Orient (1795), Cape St Vincent (1797) and The Nile (1798)]

Giles, Bob. Giles Papercutting Restoration, Devon Family Historian, vol. 115, (2005) pp.23-25. [Robert Giles, b. Exmouth 1793]

Griffiths, Hugh. Exmouth and Lady Nelson (1788-1831) Typescript [1988] 57p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sxB/EXM 7/1788/GRI]

Grylls, Richard G. Too soon a Passing: a life of DCM Nicholls, Devon Family Historian, vol. 184, (2022) p.33. [Review of Nicholls, Patricia (2022)]

Guthrig, Sylvia. Women in History: Part 2, Devon Family Historian, no. 151, (2014) pp.23-26. [Includes details of Elizabeth Crowl of Stoke Damerel and Frances Nisbet of Exmouth]

Harpley, Rev. W. Frederick Green [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1884, Vol XVI, pp. 54-56. [Transcript]

Harpley, Rev. W. Henley Thomas Bartlett [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1886, Vol XVIII, p. 56-57. [Transcript]

Hooper, Michael. Google Pointed the way through the Brick Wall, Devon Family Historian, vol. 129, (2009) pp.37-38. [The search for the Rev. John Quier Panks, Glenorchy United Reformed Church, d. Pau, 1887]

Nicholls, Patricia. Too soon a Passing: a life of DCM Nicholls, Bellarion Books (2020) 362 pp. [ASIN: B08SBMJTQZ] [DCM Nicholls, Solicitor (1906-1950)]

Parkinson, C.Northcote. Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth, admiral of the red. London: Methuen & Co. (1934) vii, [4], 478p.

Pengelly, W. Centenarian. Trans. Devon Assoc., 1880, Vol XII, pp. 72-73. [Transcript]

Smith, Joan. How Many Memorials, Devon Family Historian, vol. 175, (2020) pp.6-7. [Hugh Cuff Darke, b.1880]

Speight, Anne. John Pine - the Ferryman, Devon Family Historian, vol. 99, (2001) pp.9-19. [John Pine worked as a boatman on the Exmouth to Starcross ferry for thirty years in the early 19c.]

Whidborne, Richard. Crosses & Comforts, being The Life and Times of Captain Richard Whitbourne 1561-1645 of Exmouth in Devonshire, St. John's Newfoundland, Great Auk Books (2005) 217 pp. [Ambra Books: "Whitbourne was born c.1580 at Winscot near Great Torrington, and later lived at Exmouth. He was an early colonist in Newfoundland and was governor of Renews from 1618-1620."]

Wilkes, Bob. The Story of a Painting - "Foxgloves" - by Robert Tucker Pain, Devon Family Historian, vol. 121, (2007) pp.20-22.



A transcription of the Memorial Inscriptions for the Glenorchy United Reform Church, Exeter Rd, Exmouth, is held in the Society of Genealogist's Library, in Vol. 9 of Devon Memorial inscriptions.


Church History

Littleham - Exmouth - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Abell, G J & C French. Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 28,9 (1958) pp. 239-45.

Freeman, E.V. Littleham Church. (1885) [Torquay Library]

Kershaw, Paul. Memories of St. Saviour's and St. Andrew's churches, Exmouth. [1990?] 32p. [Westcountry Studies Library - p726.5/EXM/MEM]

Lee, David. A Short Historical Account: Glenorchy United Reform Church, Exeter Road & Salterton Road, Exmouth, (1986). [SoG Library: Devon tracts box]

Welch, Edwin. Lady Glenorchy's church at Exmouth. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 130 (1998) pp.15-21, fig, refs. [A discussion on the Calvinistic Methodist chapel founded by the Scottish gentlewoman in 1776, which is the only known example of its type still in existence.]

Memorial Wall Tablets and Memorial Windows in the Parish Church of Littleham, Exmouth. (typescript). (1929) 58p. [Westcountry Studies Library - 929.5/LIT/MEM]

Notes on Littleham Parish Church, St. Margaret and St. Andrew, Littleham, South Devon. (193-) [Westcountry Studies Library, Torquay Library]

Guide to the Parish Church of St Margaret and St Andrew, Littleham, Exmouth, Pound St, Exmouth, Vine and Gorfin (printers). 8p. [Lookups]

Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth. [SoG Library, DE tracts box]


Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1603 are held in the Devon Record Office.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their Devon Parish List.

Littleham (Exmouth) Bishops Transcripts 1699-1743, provided by Jeff Ellis: Introduction, Baptisms,  Marriages (by Groom),  Marriages (by Bride), and Burials.

Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):

  • Ebenezer Independent/Congregational Chapel: Registers for 1809-37 (C) in PRO RG 4/2905
  • Wesleyan Chapel: Registers for c1832-37 - see Exeter Mint (PRO RG 4/1208)

Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993).

Dixon, J.M. The Churchwardens' Accounts of the Parish of Littleham-with-Exmouth, 1628-1670. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 32 (1971-73) pp.8-13.

Littleham Exmouth Parochial Church Rates - 1821, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D120). [Foreword]

Littleham Exmouth Parochial Church Rates -1825, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D121). [Foreword]

Littleham Exmouth Parochial Church Rates - 1827-1828, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D122). [Foreword]

The Deanery of Aylesbeare: An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Aylesbeare, Bicton, Branscombe, Broadclyst, Clyst Honiton, Clyst St.George, Clyst St.Mary, Colaton Raleigh, East Budleigh, Farringdon, Harpford, Huxham, Littleham, Lympstone, Otterton, Ottery St. Mary, Pinhoe, Poltimore, Rockbeare, Salcombe Regis, Sidbury, Sidmouth, Sowton, Stoke Canon, Topsham, Venn Ottery, Whimple, Withycombe Raleigh and Woodbury. With photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850 and Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England 1844, CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2012). [Aylesbeare Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Bicton Bapt: 1813-1843, Mar: 1755-1835, Bur: 1813-1852, Bur: 1725-1845 (BTs); Branscombe Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1545-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Broadclyst Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Clyst Honiton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Clyst St. George Bapt: 1813-1837, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Clyst St. Mary Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1840, Bur: 1813-1837; Colaton Raleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; East Budleigh Bapt: 1813-1841, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; East Budleigh Salem Chapel, Bur: 1832-1837; Farringdon Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1852; Glenorchy Independent Exmouth, Bur: 1784-1818; Harpford Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1809-1837; Huxham Bapt: 1813-1852, Mar: 1758-1836, Bur: 1813-1864; Littleham (near Exmouth) Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Lympstone Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Otterton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Ottery St. Mary Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Pinhoe Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1844, Bur: 1813-1838; Poltimore Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Rockbeare Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Salcombe Regis Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Sidbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1830, Bur: 1813-1837; Sidmouth Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Sowton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Stoke Canon Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Topsham Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Venn Ottery Bapt: 1813-1841, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Whimple Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Withycombe Raleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Woodbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837.]


Description & Travel

Section on Littleham (and Exmouth) from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

Section on Lifton from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

Exmouth Avenues Design Statement, from East Devon District Council.

Brabazon, Elizabeth Jane. Exmouth and its environs: being a hand book to that delightful watering-place. Exmouth: N.L.Hiorns (1886) 96p

George, Eric A. Exmouth - family resort of sand and sunshine. Devon Life vol. 7 no. 57 (1971) pp.30-34; ill.

Haseler, H. and Cornish, H. Scenery on the Southern Coast of Devonshire: Comprising Picturesque Views at or near the Fashionable Watering Places, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Dawlish, Teignmouth, and Torquay, Sidmouth, John Wallis (1819) 30p., 30 plates.

Long, Christopher K. Exmouth Through Time, Amberley Publishing (2010) 96 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-184868334] [Then and now photographs]

Lomax, Ian. A cameo of Exmouth. Devon Life vol. 5 no. 38, (1969) pp.42-45; ill.

Reichel, Rev. Oswald J. Extracts from a Devon Lady's Notes on Travel in France in the Eighteenth Century. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  XXXIV, (1902), pp. 265-275. [Index]

Richardson, Roland. Portrait of a village. Devon Life vol. 5 no. 39, (1969) pp.34-36; ill.

Shapley, S.J. Mate's illustrated Exmouth: official guide: a pictorial and descriptive souvenir. Bournemouth: W. Mate & Sons Ltd. (1902) 100p. ill.

Freeman's visitors hand-book to Exmouth with walks, drives, excursions etc. Exmouth: T.Freeman [1872?] 66p: folded map. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/EXM 7/1872/FRE]

Liley's illustrated guide to Exmouth, the picturesque health and pleasure resort of South Devon. Exeter: Devon Weekly Times (1898) 56p, 10 leaves pl: ill.

Nelson's guide to Torquay and Exeter, including Dawlish, Teignmouth, Exmouth and Sidmouth, London, Thomas Nelson & Sons (1908) 64p, 3pls: ill, map. [Westcountry Studies Library B/TOR 7/1908/NEL]

You can see pictures of Littleham (near Exmouth) which are provided by:



Transcripts of entries for Littleham and Exmouth in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850

Kelly's Directory of Exmouth (1970). [Devon FHS Library 942.35/EXM]


Emigration & Immigration


Bolt, barbara. Devon to New Zealand, Devon Family Historian, vol. 105, (2003) pp.29-39. [Edward Penney, emigrated 1841, w. wife Elizabeth Prudene Sanders, b. Ashburton]

Davey, F.A., Watts, S.G. Westward Look: Devon Pioneers and Pilgrims in the New World. Town & Country Press Ltd., 42 Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berks. (1970) 56p. ["Richard Whitbourn of Exmouth" - pages 9-11]


Redway, W.R. Exmothian's death in Canada. Typescript of article in Exmouth Chronicle, September 1914 (1914) 2p. [Westcountry Studies Library - px920/RED]



The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Keith Searle, who invites queries and lookup requests.

This is one of the growing number of places for which the Devon Heritage website provides census or parish register transcriptions, articles, and/or illustrations, etc.

The Blackmore Family (archived copy) - The story of the Blackmore family from Exmouth and Littleham, in South Devon, in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Gibbins, Les. Another brick from a wall: How Tree House helped in my search for a missing baptism, Devon Family Historian, vol. 181, (2022) pp.6-9. [Result: John Gibbins, b. 1797]

Hartley, Jim. Searching for the Argus, Devon Family Historian, vol. 165, (2018) pp.46. [Samuel Carder, mate on board Argus]

Speight, Anne. The Pine Family of Exmouth - Compulsory House Purchase 19th Century Style, Devon Family Historian, vol. 119, (2006) pp.21-25.



Bush, Robin. The book of Exmouth: portrait of a resort. Buckingham: Barracuda Books (1978) 148p: ill, maps, plans. [ISBN 0860230570] [Lookups]

Cann, I.G. (ed.) Exmouth history: extracts from Fundell's Western Luminary 1813- 1857 and The Alfred 1820-1831. Typescript (1977) 264p. [Westcountry Studies Library - xB/EXM 7/1813/EXM]

Cresswell, Beatrix F. The making of modern Exmouth: being a history of Littleham, Exmouth, East-Budleigh and Withycombe. Typescript (1920) 25p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/EXM 7/0001/CRE]

Davidson, J.B. On the ancient history of Exmouth, Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 15 (1883), map, pp. 144-162. [Index]

Delderfield, Eric. One Hundred Years of Progress, Exmouth Docks Company (1965) 15 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library] [Lookups]

Delderfield, E.R. Exmouth Milestones. Exmouth: ERD Publications (1976) 290p: ill, map, port. [ISBN 090034525x] [Lookups]

Delderfield, E.R. Exmouth Yesterdays. Exmouth: ERD Publications (1985) 217p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - B/EXM 7/1900/DEL] [Lookups]

Delderfield, E. The Raleigh Country, ERD Publications (1992) 163 pp. [Lookups] [Index]

Edwards, E. Devonshire - Containing Historical, Biographical and Descriptive Notices of Exmouth & its Neighbourhood, including the Exe, Littleham, Withycombe Raleigh, East Budleigh, Otterton and Bicton, Sidmouth and Sidbury, Gittisham, Ottery St. Mary, Lympstone, and Topsham; with Notices of the Pedigree of the Rolle, Raleigh, and Courtney Families, &c. Contains Notices of some Picturesque and Antiquarian Excursions in the neighbourhood of the Exe Estuary, and along the adjacent coast, including Budleigh Salterton, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, &c., Exeter, S. Drayton & Sons (1867) 362 pp.

Edwards, Edward. Exmouth and its Neighbourhood, Ancient and Modern, Being Notices Historical, Biographical and Descriptive of a Corner of South Devon. Exmouth: W.M.Bounsall (1868) 362p: folded ills. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/EXM 7/0001/EDW]

Everett, W. Memorials of Exmouth (2nd. ed.). Exmouth: T.Freeman (1885) iv, 173p,folded map. [Westcountry Studies Library - B/EXM 7/0001/MEM]Fox, Andrew. Victorian Exmouth. Devon Life vol. 6 no. 52 (1970) pp.30-31; ill.

Gosling, Ted. Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, Trowbridge, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, Redwood Books (1994) 144 pp. [ISBN 0-7509-0394-5] [Lookups]

Gosling, Ted. Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, (Britain in Old Photograps) Budding Books (1994) [Devon FHS Library 942.35/EXM]

Long, Christopher and Long, Kay. Exe to Otter Through Time, Amberley Publishing (2012) 96 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-1445607191]

Little, B. Exeter, Crediton, Cullompton, Exmouth, Ottery St Mary, Tiverton and Topsham. (1953) [Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter Cathedral Library, Exeter University Library, Plymouth Library, Torquay Library]

Martin, J.M. Some Further Notes on Exmouth Warren. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1893, Vol XXV, pp.406-415. [Index]

Palmer, Kevin. Littleham of Yesteryear, Exeter: Obelisk Publications (2002). [ISBN 1903585317] [DFHS Library p942.35/LIT]

Pascoe, W.H. Extraordinary Exmouth. Exeter: Obelisk (1991) 32p: ill. [ISBN 0946651467]

Pascoe, W.H. Exmouth to Starcross: an ancient ferry: a story of almost 1200 years, Exeter, Obelisk Publications (1996) 16p: ill, maps. [ISBN 1899073337] [Westcountry Studies Library s386.6/EXE/PAS] [Index] [Lookups]

Pascoe, Harry. The Book of Exmouth: From fishing village to coastal resort, Halsgrove Press (2002) 160 pp. [Devon FHS Library 942.35/EXM]

Pridmore, George. Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton in old picture postcards. Zaltbommel: Netherlands (1983) [80]p: ill. [ISBN 9028824529]

Pridmore, George. From Exmouth - with love. Obelisk,1993, 32 pp. ISBN: 0946651671 (pbk).

Pridmore, George. Entertaining Exmouth. Pinhoe, Exeter: Obelisk Publications. [ISBN 1899073582].

Pridmore, George. Exmouth Century, Part One. Pinhoe, Exeter: Obelisk Publications. [ISBN 1899073833].

Pridmore, George. Exmouth Century, Part Two. Pinhoe, Exeter: Obelisk Publications. [ISBN 1899073841].

Pridmore, George. Exmouth & Buleigh Salterton People. Pinhoe, Exeter: Obelisk Publications. (2002) 32pp. [ISBN-13: 978-1903585221].

Redway, W.R. Reminiscences of the West to Exeter by stage coach, Exmouth as a ship-building centre. Typescript [1930?] 3p. [Westcountry Studies Library - pxB/EXM 7/1840/RED]

Redway, W.R. The beauties of old Exmouth. Typescript [1933?] 43p. [Westcountry Studies Library - xB/EXM 7/1840/RED]

Selleck, Mervyn. Kerley and Ellis, Architects of Exmouth, Devon Family Historian, vol. 155, (2015) p.12.

Sleeman, W.J. Old Exmouth, Exmouth, W.J. Sleeman (1986) 190 pp. [ISBN O9511215 0 2] [Lookups]

Sinclair-Stroud, P. Let me introduce you to...Ladies with Style, Sinclair Books (2011?) 47 pp. ["Local families and local history in Exmouth . . . Three ladies came to visit Exmouth - Mary Ann Clarke, colourful mistress of the Duke of York, Ada Byron, often referred to as 'the first programmer' in computing [and] Mariana Starke the first to write a travellers guide book."]

Southwell, Maurice, Long, Christopher, Gardner, Elizabeth and Stocker, Sally. Exmouth Postcards, Tempus Publishing Ltd (2006) 128 pp. [ISBN 0752438247]

Webb, William. Memorials of Exmouth. Exmouth: T.Freeman (1872) 168p. BL 10368.bbb.18. [Index]

Whitburn, T. (ed.) Westward Ho for Avalon in the New-Found-Land; as described by Captain Richard Whitbourne of Exmouth, Devon, 1622. (1870) [Westcountry Studies Library]


Land & Property

Littleham (Exmouth) tithe book, 1787-1797. Manuscript (photocopy) (n.d.) 100p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sx336.22/LIT/LIT]



Map of the area from OldeMaps (circa 1950).

OS 1:500 1886 Town Plan of Exmouth, provided by the National Library of Scotland. (The plan consists of 17 sheets - to examine an individual sheet select the appropriate extent in the little grid covering Exmouth and click on "Zoom to selected map extent.)"

Past & Present, Exeter & Exmouth. Cassini [ISBN 978-1-84736-108-0] [Covers an area of 15km * 15km using four Ordnance Survey mapping series to cover four different periods: the mid 19th century, the late 19th century, the1920s and the present-day].

View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SY029812 (Lat/Lon: 50.622393, -3.374025), Littleham (near Exmouth) which are provided by:


Merchant Marine

Chown, Cyril and Morris, J.P. The History of the Exmouth lifeboats - written in celebration of the 150th anniversary of R.N.L.I., Exmouth/Budleigh Salterton Branch of R.N.L.I (printed by Exmouth Journal Ltd.) (1974) 20p. [Lookups]

Redway, W.R. Rope and sailmaking, shipping and shipbuilding and the fish trade: reminiscences of an old Exmothian. Typescript [1930?] 8p. [Westcountry Studies Library - px623.82/EXM/RED]


Military History

Exmouth War Memorial (with full transcription of names) from Devon24 (archived copy).

Casualties of the bombing of Exmouth, from Devon Heritage.

Cook, Arthur. Exmouth at War: Life on the Home Front in Devon during World War II, Halsgrove (2010) 160 pp. [ISBN 978 0 85704 071 8]

Hambly, Marilyn. The Second World War in Exmouth, Devon Family Historian, no. 125, (Feb 2008) p.18.

Molland, Sheila. Log Book for the A.R.P. Wardens' Post No. 18, Group 8, at Exmouth 1940-1941, Devon Family Historian, vol. 120, (2006) pp.5-8. [Extracts from the log book kept by the Senior Warden, H. W. (Harry) Stocker


Names, Personal

Exmouth Names from a pre-1830 edition of Pigot's Directory.

Saunders, James. The householders of Exmouth town and haven in the year 1851: their surnames ... places of residence ... trades, professions .. Exmouth: The Author (1995) 1vol (var paged): maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - s380.1025/EXM/1851]

Exmouth Vaccination Register - 1905, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D043). [Foreword]

Exmouth Vaccination Register - 1906, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D112). [Foreword]

Christmas Gifts For Exmouth Children - 1914, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D063). [Foreword]





Littleham And Exmouth Apprentices Register, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF A273). [Foreword]


Poor Houses, Poor Law

Littleham Exmouth Parochial List of Paupers - Michaelmas 1851, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D094). [Foreword]

Littleham Exmouth Parochial List of Paupers - Michaelmas 1856, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D095). [Foreword]

Littleham Exmouth Parochial List of Paupers - Michaelmas 1861, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D096). [Foreword]

Littleham Exmouth Parochial List of Paupers - Lady Day 1866, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D097). [Foreword]

Littleham Exmouth Parochial List of Paupers - Michaelmas 1871, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D098). [Foreword]


Probate Records

The will of John Cranch (1839) transcribed by Kathryn Barnett.

The wills of Ann Oulton (1830) and Ann Grant Jillard (1850), transcribed by Ros Dunning.



Annison, Jill. Out of Print: A Beacon School Miscellany 1863-1993. Exmouth: J.Annison (1993) 26p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - px372/EXM/ANN]

Barnes-Phillips, Daphne and James Barnes-Phillips. Exmouth's Rolle: Educating Students and Teachers from 1870 to 2008. Corridor Press (2015)  232pp. [ISBN13:  978-1897715031]

Goodall, J.L. One Hundred Years and More in the Life of Exmouth Church of England Primary School. (1963) 20p.[Westcountry Studies Library - 372/EXM/GOO]

Hambly, Marilyn. Exmouth School Memories, Devon Family Historian, vol. 163, (2017) pp.12-13.

Titford, John. Marking the Register, Family Tree Magazine, vol. 27, no. 11, (2011) pp.34-35. [Extracts from Pencarwick Preparatory School for Boys, Exmouth, 1891-1907]