Brampford Speke Devon Family History Guide

Brampford Speke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Cowley and Cowley Bridge.

Alternative names: Bramford Speke

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1739
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Whitestone
  • Upton Pyne
  • Nether Exe
  • Thorverton
  • Exeter St David
  • Exeter St Thomas
  • Newton St Cyres
  • Stoke Canon

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRAMPFORD-SPEKE, a village and a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands on the river Exe, near the Bristol and Exeter railway, 4 miles N of Exeter; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish includes also the hamlet of Cowley-Bridge. Acres, 1,642. Real property, £3,200. Pop., 494. Houses, 87. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the family of Espek or Speke; and belongs now to Sir S. H. Northcote, Bart. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Cowley, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £216. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very ancient; consists of nave, north aisle, chancel, and south chapel, with western square tower; and has been completely restored. Charities, £15.

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

Parish Records

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Abstracts of the Existing Transcripts of the Lost Parish-registers of Devon -


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