East Portlemouth Devon Family History Guide

East Portlemouth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Holset and Rickham.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Salcombe
  • South Pool
  • Chivelstone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PORTLEMOUTH (East), a village and a parish in Kingsbridge district, Devon. The village stands on a hill at the E side of Salcombe haven, opposite Salcombe, and 4½ miles S by E of Kingsbridge r. station; is a scattered place; commands beautiful sea-views; has a post-office under Kingsbridge; and communicates with that town daily by passage and ferry boats. The parish contains also the hamlets of Rickham and Holset. Acres, 2,143; of which 170 are water. Real property, with Chivelstone and South Pool, £8,096. Pop., 403. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. An entrenchment is here, and is supposed to have been used in assaulting Salcombe Castle. A coast-guard station is at Rickham. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £324. Patron, alternately the Duke of Cleveland and Lord Sandwich. The church is later English, with a tower; and was recently in a dilapidated condition.

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