Bickleigh (near Plymouth) Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Bickleigh with Sheepstor

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1694
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shaugh Prior
  • Meavy
  • Egg Buckland
  • Tamerton Foliot
  • Buckland Monachorum

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BICKLEIGH, a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon; on the Cat water, and on the South Devon and Tavistock railway, near Dartmoor forest, 6 miles NNE of Plymouth. It has a station on the railway: and its Post Town is Tamerton, under Plymouth. Acres, 2,323. Real property, £2,070. Pop., 402. Houses, 73. The property is all in one estate. Very beautiful and romantic scenery lies along the Cat water The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Sheepstor, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £253. Patron, Sir M. Lopes, Bart. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1839; and it contains the tomb of Sir Nicholas Slanning, whose death forms the catastrophe of Mrs. Bray's novel of "Fitz of Fitzford."

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

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County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Plympton St Mary
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Tamerton
Poor Law Union: Plympton St Mary
Hundred: Roborough
Province: Canterbury