Frithelstock Devon Family History Guide

Frithelstock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Frithelstockstone, Milford, and Frithelstock Stone.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers:
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Nonconformists include:

  • Baptist
  • Bible Christian Methodist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Buckland Brewer
  • Monkleigh
  • Bulkworthy
  • Newton St Petrock
  • Little Torrington
  • Shebbear
  • Great Torrington
  • Langtree

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FRITHELSTOCK, a parish in Torrington district, Devon; adjacent to the river Torridge, 2 miles W of Great Torrington, and 4½ S by E of Bideford r. station. It contains the hamlets of Frithelstock-Stone and Milford; and its post town is Torrington, North Devon. Acres, 4,382. Real property, £3,382. Pop., 635. Houses, 127. The property is divided among a few. A small Augnstinian priory was founded here, in the time of Henry III., by Sir Roger Beauchamp; and was given, along with the manor, by Henry VIII., to Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle; and the ruins of it still exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £116. Patron, F T. Johns, Esq. The church is very ancient, and in tolerable condition. There are chapels for Baptists and Bible Christians at Frithelstock-Stone. There are also charities £13.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Historical Newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Torrington
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Hartland
Poor Law Union: Torrington
Hundred: Shebbear
Province: Canterbury