Coldridge Devon Family History Guide

Coldridge is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Coleridge

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1556
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Plymouth Brethren

Adjacent Parishes

  • Eggesford
  • Nymet Rowland
  • Lapford
  • Zeal Monachorum
  • Brushford
  • Bondleigh
  • Winkleigh
  • Chawleigh

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLDRIDGE, or Coleridge, a parish in Crediton district, Devon; on the river Taw and the North Devon railway, near Lapford r. station, 5 miles S of Chumleigh. Post-town, Lapford, under Morchard-Bishop, North Devon. Acres, 3,670. Real property, £2,650. Pop., 613. Houses, 122. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £142. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is very ancient; has a tower, commanding a fine view; and contains a beautiful screen, a figure of Edward V. in coloured glass, and an effigies of John Evans of 1514. There is a small chapel for Bible Christians.

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


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Crediton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Chumleigh
Poor Law Union: Crediton
Hundred: North Tawton with Winkleigh
Province: Canterbury