A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
UPLYME, a parish in the hundred of AXMINSTER, county of DEVON, 1¼ mile (N. W.) from Lyme-Regis, containing 848 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at £20. 8. 11½., and in the patronage of the Rev. H. T. Tucker. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, and St. Paul, has lately received an addition, of one hundred free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £45 towards defraying the expense. In this parish are extensive beds of blue and white lias, replete with organic marine remains, and applicable to building, paving, or burning into lime.