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

"SALCOMBE REGIS, a parish in the hundred of East Budleigh, county Devon, 2 miles N.E. of Sidmouth, its post town, and 16 S.E. of Exeter railway station. The village is situated on the E. bank of the river Sid, near the coast of the English Channel, which bounds the parish on the S. It includes part of Sid Hill, and is wholly agricultural. It is a coastguard station, and several of the females are employed in lace-making. The surface, which is diversified with hills, is generally elevated table land. The soil is of a sandy and flinty character, upon a subsoil of limestone and Old Red sandstone. The hills afford good pasturage for sheep. Gypsum and lime are worked. The great tithes, belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, have been commuted for a rent-charge of £135, and the vicarial for £150; the glebe comprises 9 acres. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £143, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to SS. Peter and Mary, is an ancient stone structure, with an embattled tower surmounted with a circular turret, and containing three bells. There was formerly a chapel-of-ease, dedicated to SS. Clement and Mary Magdalene. There is a parochial School for both sexes. Mrs. Harriet Cornish is lady of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003