"UFFCULME, a decayed market town, in the picturesque valley of the small river Culm, 4 miles N.E. by N. of Collumpton, has in its parish 2011 inhabitants, and 6123 acres of land, including the hamlets of Craddock, Ashill, Stenehall, and Hayne, and many scattered houses. Uffculme had formerly several large woollen and worsted manufactories, and it still has one factory, . . a large brewery, belonging to Mr. W. Furze; several malting houses, and three corn mills. . . . Benj. W. Walrond, Esq., owns a great part of the parish, and resides at Bradfield Hall, a fine antique mansion with pleasant grounds . . . It remains nearly in its original form, and is one of the finest specimens of ancient domestic architecture in the county. . . . The other principal freeholders of the parish are John New, Richd. Hurley, Richd. John Marker, and Rd. Hall Clarke, Esqrs., the Rev. H.K. Cornish, and Messrs. C. Venn, W.A. Wood, Wm. Wyatt, and John Garnsey, . . . The Rev. Fredk. Browning, B.D., of Titchwell, Norfolk . . . has the patronage of the vicarage . . . now in the incumbency of the Rev. Geo. T. Smith, B.A. . . . The Church (St. Mary,) is a large and handsome structure, which has recently been restored, enlarged, and improved, and the tower and spire rebuilt, . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Bampton Hundred, under the Peculiar jurisdiction of the Prebendary of Uffculme, Salisbury Cathedral.