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

"UPOTTERY, (or Up-ottery), a parish in the hundred of Axminster, county Devon, 5 miles N.E. of Honiton, its post town, and 12 from Taunton. The village is situated on the river Otter. The parish includes the tythings of Rawridge and Smeatharp. There are some brick and tile kilns. The soil consists of clay, marl, and fox mole, with a subsoil of clay, marl, and gravel. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Exeter, value £392, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about £28 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, at which a Sunday-school is also held. Viscount Sidmouth is lord of the manor. An annual cattle fair is held on the Wednesday before Ladyday.

"RAWRIDGE, a tything in the parish of Upottery, county Devon, 5 miles N.E. of Honiton."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003