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

"MONK OKEHAMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Black Torrington, county Devon miles N.E. of Hatherleigh, its post town, and 8 S. of Eggesford railway station. The village, which is small, is situated on the E. bank of the river Okement, and is wholly agricultural. The soil consists of dunland, with a subsoil of clay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, Val. £131. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a stone structure of recent erection, except the tower, which is ancient and contains four bells. There are painted windows in the chancel. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. There is a school for both sexes, erected in 1841. Hugh Mallet, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003