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"UPLOWMAN is a scattered parish, near the river Lowman, 4 miles north-east from Tiverton station on the Exe Valley branch of the Great Western railway, in the North Eastern division of the county, petty sessional division of Cullompton, hundred, union and county court district of Tiverton, rural deanery of East Tiverton and archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter. The church of St. Peter was erected in the 15th century, on the site of an earlier church built by Walter Stapylton, bishop of Exeter, 1308-27. . . . the present church was built by the Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and mother of Henry VII. who resided occasionally at the village of Sampford Peverell. . . . the south aisle was lengthened by the addition of a small chapel or chantry, founded by one of the Courtenay family, whose initials, "P. C." may be seen over a niche between the choir and south aisle; within the niche are the badges of the Courtenay and Bohun families: the capitals of the piers bear the shields of the families of Ralegh and Bonville: three of the windows are stained, one being a memorial to the Rev. S. Pidsley, a former rector, and another to the late Mr. Commissioner Bere: the church was restored and a new chancel built in 1864: a memorial brass by Mr. Harry Hems, of Exeter, was placed on the south chancel wall in 1892, in memory of the Rev. Charles Sandford Bere M.A. rector of this parish 1858-85 and vicar of Morebath, where he died, 1885-89. . . . there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1662. . . . The chief crops are wheat, barley and apples. The acreage is 3,210; rateable value £3,310; the population in 1901 was 374 in the civil and 389 in the ecclesiastical parish." [From: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, 1902]

According to Peskett, Uplowman lies part in Tiverton Hundred, part in Halberton Hundred.



A local census of Uplowman, of 1889-1910, listing all inhabitants, is held at the Devon Record Office (DRO 829A/P1 52).


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Uplowman area or see them printed on a map.


Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1662 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1662, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1607, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1923, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1607-1837, and Marriages 1607-1616, 1630, 1662-1837. (These entries are in part from Bishops' Transcripts.)

An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Bampton, Bickleigh, Burlescombe, Calverleigh, Clayhanger, Culmstock, Halberton, Hockworthy, Holcombe Rogus, Huntsham, Loxbeare, Morebath, Petton Chapelry, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton St. Peter, Tiverton Cove, Uffculme, Uplowman, Washfield and Willand. With photographs of the churches and extracts from White’s Directory (1850) and Kelly’s Directory of Devonshire (1902), CD-ROM 064, Exeter, Devon FHS (2016). [Bampton Bapt: 1813-1838 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1814-1838; Bickleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1836 Bur: 1800-1837; Burlescombe Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1838 Bur: 1813-1837; Calverleigh Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1757-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Clayhanger Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1833 Bur: 1750-1852; Culmstock Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Halberton Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Hockworthy Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1759-1837 Bur: 1813-1838; Holcombe Rogus Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1844 Bur: 1813-1837; Huntsham Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1755-1836 Bur: 1750-1838; Loxbeare Bapt: 1813-1841 Mar: 1755-1837 Bur: 1813-1983; Morebath Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1800-1837; Petton Chapelry Bampton Parish Bapt: 1813-1839 Bur: 1813-1861; Sampford Peverell Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Tiverton St Peter Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Tiverton Cove Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1682-1837 Bur: 1815-1837; Uffculme Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1783-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Uplowman Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Washfield Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1837 Bur: 1800-1837; Willand Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1800-1837.]

Description and Travel

Section on Uplowman  from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

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Transcript of entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.



The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

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Military History

Transcription of a War Memorial Plaque in Uplowman Church.