Holcombe Rogus  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holcombe Rogus like this:

HOLCOMBE-ROGUS, a village and a parish in the district of Wellington, and county of Devon. The village stands near the Western canal, the Bristol and Exeter railway, and the boundary with Somerset, 5½ miles N of Tiverton-Junction r. station, and 6 WSW of Wellington; has a post office under Wellington, Somerset; and formerly had a market and a fair. ...

The parish comprises 3, 024 acres. Real property, £4, 344. Pop., 704. Houses, 145. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, for eight generations, to the Norman family of Rogo; and passed to the Bluetts. Holcombe Court, now the seat of the Rev. W. Rayer, was built in the time of James I.; and recently underwent extensive renovation. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £300.* Patron, the Rev. W. Rayer. The church is later English; consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with embattled tower; was recently restored; and contains tombs of the Bluetts. There are a Baptist chapel and a charity school.

Holcombe Rogus through time

Holcombe Rogus is now part of Mid Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Holcombe Rogus itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holcombe Rogus in Mid Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th July 2020

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