Cornwood Devon Family History Guide

Cornwood is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Lutton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1669
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lydford
  • Shaugh Prior
  • Ivybridge
  • Harford
  • Plympton St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CORNWOOD, a village and a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon. The village is commonly called Cross; stands on the river Yealm, close to the borders of Dartmoor, 1½ mile N of the South Devon railway, and 9½ ENE of Plymouth; and has a post office under Ivy-Bridge, a station of the name of Cornwood Road, on the railway, and fairs on the first Monday of May and the fourth Monday of Sept. The parish includes also the hamlet of Lutton, several other small hamlets, and part of the chapelry of Ivy-Bridge. Acres, 10,680. Real property, £5,730. Pop., 1,087. Houses, 201. The property is divided among a few. Delamore House, the seat of the late W. M. Praed, Esq., commands extensive views; Slade, the seat of the Podes, is an interesting ancient mansion; Blatchford, the seat of Lady Rodgers, is an elegant edifice, with some valuable paintings; and Fardell, a very old farm-house, was the occasional residence of Sir Walter Raleigh. About 8,000 acres of the parish are common and moor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £405. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is chiefly perpendicular English, partly much older; and is in tolerable condition. The p. curacy of Ivy-Bridge is a separate benefice. Charities, £68.

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: Plympton St Mary
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Plympton
Poor Law Union: Plympton St Mary
Hundred: Ermington
Province: Canterbury