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A Topographical Dictionary of England


 Samuel Lewis (1831)

Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)


UFFCULME, a parish in the hundred of BAMPTON, county of DEVON, 4¾ miles (N. E.) from Cullompton, containing 1979 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Prebendary of Uffculme in the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at £18. 0. 2½. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a rich wooden screen; There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents. Uffculme is a decayed market-town: fairs are still held on the Wednesday in Passion week, June 29th, and the middle Wednesday in September. During the last century, a great quantity of serges were made here, and there are still some flannels manufactured. The free grammar school was founded, in 1701, by Nicholas Ayshford, who gave £1200 for its erection and endowment, of which sum £400 was expended in building the school-house and master's residence. Two boys of Uffculme, and two of Burlescombe, or Holcombe-Rogus, are entitled to gratuitous education for the dividends arising from the residue, which amount to about £46 per annum. Bradfield Hall, in this parish, is a perfect ancient mansion, containing several curious apartments, and to which a chapel was formerly attached. On a common in the neighbourhood is a place called Pixy Garden, an ancient earthwork.