Bickleigh (near Tiverton), Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Silverton
  • Halberton
  • Cadeleigh
  • Tiverton
  • Thorverton
  • Rewe
  • Cadbury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BICKLEIGH, a parish in Tiverton district, Devon; on the river Exe, 4 miles S of Tiverton r. station. Post Town, Tiverton. Acres, 1,835. Real property, £2,141. Pop., 254. Houses, 55. The property is divided among three. The manor belonged anciently to the Bickleighs, and passed to the Courteneys, and then to the Carews. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £420. Patron, Sir W. P. Carew. The church is a neat structure of nave, south aisle, chancel, and western tower; and contains some handsome monuments of the Carews. Charities, £28. Bamfylde Moore Carew, born in 1690, the son of a rector of the parish, and popularly known as "King of the Beggars," was a native.

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

Parish Records

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County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Tiverton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Tiverton
Poor Law Union: Tiverton
Hundred: Hayridge
Province: Canterbury