Widecombe in the Moor is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Other places in the parish include: Leusdon, Poundsgate, Dunstone, Venton, Watergate, and Uppacott.
Parish registers begin: 1560
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
Leusden, a chapelry in Widecombe-in-the-Moor parish, Devonshire, on the E side of Dartmoor, 6 miles NNW of Ashburton station on the G.W.R. It was constituted in 1864. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Ashburton. Population, 378. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £215 with residence. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church was erected in 1863, and is a building in the Perpendicular style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
Source: Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales; Brabner, John Henry Fryden; Volume: 4; William Mackenzie, London. 1895.