Dartington Devon Family History Guide

Dartington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Brooking and North Ford.

Alternative names: Dartington with St Barnabas

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Christians, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Harberton
  • Littlehempston
  • Rattery
  • South Brent
  • Staverton
  • Totnes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DARTINGTON, a parish in Totnes district, Devon; on the river Dart, near the South Devon railway, 2 miles N by W of Totnes. Post town, Totnes. Acres, 3,248. Real-property, £6,062. Pop., 626. Houses, 131. The property is subdivided. The manor was given by the Conqueror to William de Falaise; passed to the families of Martyn, Audley, Vere, Holland, and Courtenay; and has belonged, since the middle of the 16th century, to the Champernownes. Dartington House, the seat of the Champernownes, is a grand pile, 250 feet long; and includes part of the feudal mansion of the Dukes of Exeter. Venton House, the seat of the Moyseys, is a large ancient edifice. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £924. Patron, A. Champernowne, Esq. The church stands close to Dartington House; is a fine old structure, of nave, chancel, and aisles; and contains a carved oak screen, a carved oak pulpit, and some antique monuments of the Champernownes and others. A chapel of case, at the south-eastern extremity of the parish, is a neat modern Gothic edifice, with a spire.

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