Poughill & map
Poughill (pronounced "poyil") is a village and parish in Devon, lying 5 miles (8 km) north of Crediton.
Poughill was held by the Poughill or Poghill family and was recorded in the Domesday book in 1086. Its name comes from either a "hill by a pouch or hollow", or from a man named Pohha.
By 1841 the recorded number of 'total houses' had reached a high point of 80. By 1951 this had declined to 40, the lowest recorded and correlates with the population also being at its lowest. In 2018, the parish had a population of 181 on the electoral roll, and total houses were back to 80.