Chittlehampton is the home of St. Hieritha's Church and St. Teara's well. In the 16th century more people made pilgrimages to Chittlehampton than they do to Glastonbury in modern times. Today, campanologists travel from far and wide to play the famous bells in the tower of St. Hieritha's church.
The parish now includes Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Furze, Stowford and some other outlying hamlets.
The village was the site of limestone quarries which used to supply many of the counties lime kilns.