Mamhead  Devon


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

MAMHEAD, a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon: under Great Haldon hill, 3½ miles W by S of Starcross r. station, and 4 E by N of Chudleigh. Post town, Excter. Acres, 1,165. Real property, £1,747. Pop., 218. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. Mamhead House belonged once to the Balles; was the seat of Sir Robert Newman, who fell at the battle of Inkerman; is now the seat of his brother, Sir Lydston Newman, Bart.; is an edifice in the Tudor style; and stands on a charming spot, commanding a fine seaview. ...

An obelisk of Portland stone, 100 feet high, erected about 1742, by T. Balle, Esq., crowns the summit of a wooded height on the Mamhead grounds. Many spots in the parish are richly picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £200.*. Patron, Sir L. Newman, Bart. The church is good, and has a tower. Charities, £8.

Mamhead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd January 2021

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