Arlington Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bratton Fleming
  • Shirwell
  • Kentisbury
  • East Down
  • Loxhore

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARLINGTON, a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon; near East Down, 6 miles NNE of Barnstaple r. station. It has a post office under Barnstaple. Acres, 2,535. Real property, £2,622. Pop., 219. Houses, 37. The manor belongs to the Chichester family, came into their possession in the time of Henry VII.; and Arlington Court, the family seat, is a very handsome edifice. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £272. Patron, Sir A. P. B. Chichester, Bart. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt a few years ago; is in the Gothic style, and contains many memorials of the Chichesters. Charities, £4.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Historical Newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Barnstaple
Probate Court: Pre-1848 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter, Post-1847 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Shirwell
Poor Law Union: Barnstaple
Hundred: Shirwell
Province: Canterbury