Chittlehampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Brightley, Eastacott, Umberleigh, Blakewell, and Bidacott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1575
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHITTLEHAMPTON, a village and a parish in South Molton district, Devon. The village stands 3 miles NE of Umberleigh r. station, and 5 W of South Molton; and has a post office under South Molton, North Devon. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bidacott, Blakewell, Brightley, and Eastacott. Acres, 8,720. Real property, £8,544. Pop., 1,660. Houses, 354. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the family of Rolle. Hudscott is the seat of the Heathcotes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £413. Patrons, the Trustees of Lord Rolle. The church is perpendicular English and cruciform; and contains a sculptured stone pulpit, and fine monuments to the Giffords and the Rolles. The vicarage of Chittleham-Holt is a separate charge. There are small chapels for Wesleyans and Plymouth Brethren. An ancient stone cross, on a lofty pedestal, stands about ½ a mile E of the village. Charities, £18.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

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

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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