Down St Mary Devon Family History Guide

Down St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Copplestone and Knowle.

Alternative names: St Mary Down

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1696
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Clannaborough
  • Lapford
  • Morchard Bishop
  • Zeal Monachorum
  • Crediton
  • Colebrooke
  • Sandford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DOWN-ST. MARY, a parish in Crediton district, Devon; on the river Taw and the North Devon railway, near Morchard-Road r. station, and 6 miles NW of Crediton. Post town, Morchard-Bishop, North Devon. Acres, 2,229. Real property, £2,339. Pop., 426. Houses, 90. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Henry Sturt, Esq. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Exeter. Value, £233. Patron, Rev. W. T. A. Radford. The church is partly Norman; and consists of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with a tower.

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: Crediton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Cadbury
Poor Law Union: Crediton
Hundred: North Tawton with Winkleigh
Province: Canterbury