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

"WOODLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of Stanborough, county Devon, 3 miles N. of Kingsbridge. The village is situated on the river Avon, but gives name to a deanery in the archdeaconry of Totness and diocese of Exeter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £400, in the patronage of Exeter College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains an altar tomb, sculptured with the resurrection of the Saviour."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003