Ashprington, Devon Family History Guide

Ashprington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Painsford.

Parish church: St. David

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1607
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Harberton
  • Halwell
  • Stoke Gabriel
  • Berry Pomeroy
  • Cornworthy
  • Totnes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHPRINGTON, a parish in Totnes district, Devon; at the influx of the Hareborne river to the Dart, 2¾ miles SSE of Totnes r. station. Post Town, Totnes. Acres, 2,790. Real property, with Cornworthy, £7,768. Pop., 537. Houses, 121. The property is not much divided. Sharpham House, the seat of the Durant family, is an elegant edifice, and commands an extensive view along the Dart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £537. Patron, the Rev. G. T. Carwithen. The church is a neat old edifice, of nave, chancel, and aisles, with square tower. A dilapidated old chapel stands at Painsford.

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: Totnes
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Totnes
Poor Law Union: Totnes
Hundred: Coleridge
Province: Canterbury