Bratton Fleming Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1673
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include:

  • Calvinist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shirwell
  • Goodleigh
  • Kentisbury
  • High Bray
  • Challcombe
  • Stoke Rivers
  • Arlington
  • Charles
  • Loxhore

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRATTON-FLEMING, a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon; on an affluent of the river Taw, 6 miles NE of Barnstaple r. station. Post Town, Sherwell, under Barnstaple. Acres, 5,845. Real property, £5,542. Pop., 686. Houses, 134. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Fleming family; passed to the Dillons; and belongs now to Sir Arthur Chichester. Part of the surface is hilly. Six standingstones occur at Nightascott, and are supposed to have been part of a Druidical circle. The parish is a meet for the North Devon hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £551. Patron, Caius College, Cambridge. The church is perpendicular English; consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with a tower; and was restored in 1861. There is a small Baptist chapel.

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