"WHIMPLE, a parish in the hundred of Cliston, county Devon, 4 miles N.W. of Ottery St. Mary, and 8 N.E. of Exeter. It is a station on the Yeovil and Exeter railway. The village is situated a little off the great western road, midway between Honiton and Exeter. The parish includes the tything of Strete Raleigh. The soil is a stiff loam on a subsoil of clay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £340. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, was enlarged and rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1845. There are National schools, erected in 1848. The local charities produce about £5 per annum. W. Buller, Esq., is lord of the manor. A fair is held on the Monday after Michaelmas day for sheep."
"STRETE RALEIGH, a tything in the parish of Whimple, county Devon, 3 miles N.W. of Ottery St. Mary."