Uffculme in 1836
Uffculm, or Uffculme, is in Bampton hundred, on the right or north-west bank of the river Colm, a feeder of the Ex, about sixteen or seventeen miles north-north-east from Exeter. The parish comprehends an area of 5,920 acres, and had, in 1831, 416 inhabited houses and 2,082 inhabitants : of the adult male population nearly half were engaged in agriculture. Uffculm was in the middle, and even towards the close of the last century, a considerable manufacturing town ; a great quantity of serge was made and exported to Holland by the Tiverton merchants. Flannels were afterwards made, but at present the manufactures have ceased.
The market is on Wednesday, and there are three fairs in the year, but the fairs have all declined. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains some ancient monuments and a rich wood screen. There are places of worship for Independents and particular Baptists. The living at Uffculm is a vicarage, of the yearly value of £350 ; the rectory forms the corps of a prebend in Salisbury Cathedral ; the prebendary is the patron of the vicarage. There were at Uffculm in 1833 nine day-schools and one evening school with 144 children, and three Sunday-schools with 253 scholars. One of the day-schools is a grammar school, with an endowment worth from £70 to £80 a year, but it contained in 1833 only two scholars.