3 Jun 2023
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History of Uplyme

The Book

Anyone interested in learning more about the village and especially its history, should obtain a copy of the excellent publication The Book of Uplyme: Portrait of a Devonshire Village (Halsgrove Parish History) by local historians Gerald Gosling and Jack Thomas.

With hundreds of historic pictures, memoirs and a wealth of local information it is worth every penny of the £19.95 cover price.

Spooky Uplyme - the Black Dog


As part of research project, funded by the Society for Psychical Research, Dr Simon Sherwood of University College Northampton travelled to Devon to spend the night at "The Old Black Dog Guest House”.  It is so-called because of reports of a spooky Black Dog haunting the surrounding area, particularly in the narrow lane, now called Haye Lane but formerly known as Dog Lane (Brown, 1982), that runs behind it.  For the full story click here.  (If anyone has any further information about the Black Dog - especially first-hand sightings, please click here to contact Dr Sherwood)

Reminiscences of Uplyme in 1953


Click here for a fascinating insight into life in Uplyme in the middle of the last century from Ian Waters.

Devon Libraries Local Studies Service

There is an entry for Uplyme in the Devon Libraries Local Studies Service here.

Parish Burial Records


Limited information on the parish burial records can be found on the Parish Church pages of this
website - click here

County Records Office


Information available at the Devon Record Office, Exeter

  • Uplyme manor: court rolls 1734-81 (6299)
  • Uplyme manor (addn'l): court rolls 1753-78 (6299 add)

Uplyme Historic Photographs Gallery


Uplyme.com is gathering together a collection of historic pictures of the village and villagers for inclusion in the website. 

If you have any old pictures of Uplyme and would like to share them with others, please contact the webmaster to arrange for them to be scanned.

This will not damage your historic prints in any way.


Please mail webmaster AT uplyme.com with comments or suggestions
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