Bishops Nympton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Bish Mills, Ash Mills, Newton, and Newtown.

Alternative names: Bishopsnympton, Nymet Episcopi, Nymet Bishop

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1556
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

  • Baptist
  • Bible Christian Methodist
  • Plymouth Brethren
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BISHOPS-NYMPTON, a village and a parish in South-Molton district, Devon. The village stands 3½ miles SE of South-Molton, and 8 ENE of South-Molton Road r. station; and has a post office under South-Molton, and fairs on the third Monday of April, and on the Wednesday before 25 Oct. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bish-Mills, Ash-Mills, and Newton. Acres, 9,579. Real property, £8,476. Pop., 1,198. Houses, 248. The property is subdivided. A fine old mansion at the village was formerly the seat of the Bassetts and others, and is now the seat of A. Fisher, Esq. A large mansion, called the Parsonage, is believed to have been a residence of the Bishop of Exeter. Limestone abounds; and there is a large woollen factory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £296. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is a fine ancient edifice, of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with a pinnacled tower about 100 feet high; was restored in 1869; and contains an elegant screen and a rich monument of the Pollard family. There are chapels for Wesleyan Methodists and Bible Christians.

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

Parish Records

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England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

England, Devon, Plymouth Prison Records, 1821-1919

Exeter Marriage Licenses 1523-1631

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Marriage Records

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Death Records

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

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  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: South Molton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 – None, Post-1847 – South Molton
  • Poor Law Union: South Molton
  • Hundred: Witheridge
  • Province: Canterbury

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