Dean Prior is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1557
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612
- South Brent
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DEAN-PRIOR, a parish in Totnes district, Devon; on the verge of Dartmoor, near the river Dart, 3 miles N of Brent r. station, and 6 NW of Totnes. Post town, Buckfastleigh, under Newton-Abbot. Acres, 4,165. Real property, with Rattery, £6,473. Pop., 422. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Plympton priory; passed to the Gileses and the Yardes; and belongs now to Lord Churston. Dean Court, a Tudor edifice, now a farm-house, was the manorial mansion, and the residence of the poet Herrick; who held the parochial living, and wrote here most of his "Hesperides." Dean Burn vale is a strikingly picturesque glen, with some fine waterfalls. Dean Moors is a meet for the Forest harriers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £282. Patron, Lord Churston. The church was rebuilt, excepting the tower, in 1835.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Totnes
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Rural Deanery: Totnes
Poor Law Union: Totnes