The parish of Uplyme is one of the largest in
Devon. Ask anyone who has beaten the bounds
by walking round the 16 miles of its boundary. Not
only is it the last parish in the Diocese of Exeter (or
the first), it also contains a number of scattered
hamlets – Holcombe, Harcombe, Cannington, Yawl,
Ware, Shapwick, Happy Valley, Rocombe, Cathole,
Amherst, Hunters Cross, Trinity Hill, St Mary’s,
Whitty Down, Rhode Hill, Woodhouse, Carswell and
Burrowshot, to name but 18!
In this fascinating and highly illustrated history, the reader is taken through chapters which span the history of the community concentrating mainly on the period from 1850 including Post Office, Old Mill, Antiquities, Transport, Geography, Religion, Education, Recollections, Cottage Industries, Houses & Inns, Flora & Fauna, Fires & Disasters, Sport and Wartime Uplyme.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 335 4, digital download, 210x297mm, 160 pages. Published 2004. Pdf e-book April 2012.