Cockington, Devon Family History Guide

Cockington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Cockington parish includes: Chelston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1628

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Cockington

  • Paignton
  • Kingskerswell
  • Marldon
  • Tormohun
  • St Marychurch

Historical Descriptions


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cockington, 5 m. N.E. Totnes. P. 203

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chelston, a hamlet and a manor in Cockington parish, Devon.

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


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Newton Abbot
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Cockington
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - Ipplepen
  • Poor Law Union: Newton Abbot
  • Hundred: Haytor
  • Province: Canterbury