Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon Family History Guide

Cheriton Fitzpaine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1660

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Cheriton Fitzpaine

  • Shobrooke
  • Cadeleigh
  • Tiverton
  • Stockleigh English
  • Poughill
  • Cruwys Morchard
  • Stockleigh Pomeroy
  • Sandford
  • Cadbury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHERITON-FITZPAINE, a parish and a sub-district in Crediton district, Devon. The parish lies on an affluent of the river Crudy, 5 ½ miles NE by N of Crediton r. station; and has a post-office under Crediton, North Devon. Acres, 5,382. Real property, £7,288. Pop., 1,111. Houses, 238. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £710. Patron, the Rev. W. H. Arandell. The church is perpendicular English; consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and chantry-chapel; and has a beautiful groined porch, a piscina, and a monument of 1691. There are an Independent chapel, almshouses with £24, and other charities with £33.—The sub-district contains nine parishes. Acres, 27,507. Pop., 5,656. Houses, 1,213.

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


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Crediton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Cadbury
  • Poor Law Union: Crediton
  • Hundred: West Budleigh
  • Province: Canterbury