South Pool is located within South Hams local authority area. Historically it formed part of Coleridge Hundred. It falls within Woodleigh Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library. The population was 412 in 1801 296 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. In 1641/2 96 adult males signed the Protestation returns.