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

"UFFCULME, a parish in the hundred of Bampton, county Devon, 5 miles N.E. of Cullompton, its post town, and 3 N.W. of the Tiverton Junction station on the Bristol and Exeter railway. It is a decayed market town, situated on the river Culme. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the flannel manufacture, but the serge trade, formerly carried on, has declined. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter, value £350, in the patronage of the Prebend of Uffculme, cathedral of Salisbury. The church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The parochial charities produce about £70 per annum. There is a grammar school, founded in 1701 by Nicholas Ashford, who endowed it with about £50 per annum, also National and infant schools for both sexes. The Independents and Baptists have chapels. Bradfield House is the principal residence. Fairs are held on the first Wednesday after Good Friday, on 29th June, and on the second Wednesday in September."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003