Dunkeswell Abbey Devon Family History Guide

Dunkeswell Abbey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Devon, created in 1844 from Dunkeswell Ancient Parish, Clayhidon Ancient Parish, and Hemyock Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1842
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Clayhidon
  • Luppitt
  • Dunkeswell
  • Uffculme
  • Sheldon
  • Hemyock

Historical Descriptions

See also Dunkeswell Devon Family History Guide

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

The following description is extracted from the main article on Dunkeswell.

Dunkeswell Abbey is a separate benefice and a p. curacy. Value, £50. Patron, Mrs. E. P. Simcoe. Dunkeswell Abbey church is modern; consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with bell-turret; and also contains a very ancient font.

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: Honiton; Wellington (Somerset)
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunkeswell
Poor Law Union: Honiton
Hundred: Hemyock
Province: Canterbury