Diptford Devon Family History Guide

Diptford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Avonwick.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1596

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Harberton
  • Moreleigh
  • Halwell
  • Loddiswell
  • South Brent
  • North Huish

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DIPTFORD, a parish in Totnes district, Devon; on the river Avon, 2¾ miles SE of Brent r. station, and 5½ WSW of Totnes. Post town, Brent, under Ivy-Bridge. Acres, 4,154. Real property, with North Huish, £8,226. Rated property of D. alone, £3,159. Pop., 659. Houses, 142. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Rev. W.Johnson. Diptford Court, Bradridge House, and Courtis Knowle are chief residences. The parish is a meet for the South Devon harriers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £532. Patron, the Rev. W. Johnson. The church is perpendicular English; consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with tower and spire; and was recently repaired. There are a chapel for Plymouth Brethren, and charities £53.

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