Cullompton Devon Family History Guide

Cullompton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Higher Weaver and Upton Weaver.

Alternative names: Collumpton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1601
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Unitarian, Society of Friends/Quaker, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Halberton
  • Plymtree
  • Bradninch
  • Clyst Hydon
  • Uffculme
  • Willand
  • Broad Clyst
  • Kentisbeare St Mary
  • Broadhembury
  • Butterleigh

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLLUMPTON, or Cullompton, a town, a parish, and a sub-district in Tiverton district, Devon. The town stands on the river Culme and on the Bristol and Exeter railway, in a fine valley, amid charming scenery, 12½ miles NE of Exeter; consists chiefly of two main streets; is a seat of petty sessions and a polling-place; and has a head post office, a railway station with telegraph, a banking office, three chief inns, a town-hall, a parish church, four dissenting chapels, and charities £223. The town hall is a recent erection; and includes a library, a reading room , and a lecture-room. The church is a noble pile, partly of the 15th century; consists of aisled nave, aisled chancel, and a side chapel, with imposing lofty western tower; and contains a gorgeous screen and rood-loft, with elaborate carvings. A weekly market is held on Saturday; and fairs on the first Wednesday of May and Nov. Woollen manufacture was formerly extensive but has declined; and industry is now carried on in tan-yards, paper-mills, corn-mills, and a church-bell foundry. Pop., 2,205. Houses, 520. The parish comprises 7,370 acres. Real property, £16,848. Pop., 3,185. Houses, 702. The property is subdivided. The manor was bequeathed by King Alfred to his son Ethelward; passed, in 1278, to Buckland abbey; and belongs now to W.Grant, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £400. Patron, Rev. J. Oldham. The sub-district contains four parishes. Acres, 12,077. Pop., 4,482. Houses, 946.

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: Tiverton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Plymtree
Poor Law Union: Tiverton
Hundred: Hayridge
Province: Canterbury