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

"UGBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of Ermington, county Devon, 3 miles E. of Ivybridge, its post town, and 1½ mile S.W. of Kingsbridge railway station. The village is situated on the road from Plymouth to Exeter, and near the South Devon railway and the river Erme. The soil is loamy, with a subsoil of slate and limestone, which are quarried. A lead mine was opened at Filham. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £260, in the patronage of the Grocers' Company. The church, standing upon an eminence, contains a Norman font and some old screen work. At Ivybridge is a district church, and at Earlscombe was formerly a chapel. The parochial charities produce about £3 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, at which a Sunday-school is also held. The Independents and Baptists have each a chapel. Admiral Sir J. Kempthorn was born at Widdiscombe in 1620. Sir W. P. Carew, Bart., is lord of the manor. A cattle market is held on the fourth Monday of every month."

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