Georgeham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Other places in the parish include: Croyde.
Alternative names: Ham St George
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1538
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597
- Bible Christian Methodist
- Particular Baptist
- Braunton with Saunton and Knowle
- West Down
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
GEORGEHAM, a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon; on the coast, 8 miles NW by W of Barnstaple town and r. station. It contains the hamlet of Croyde; and its post town is Braunton, under Barnstaple. Acres, 4,229; of which 170 are water. Real property, £4,671. Pop., 873. Houses, 183. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Earl Fortescue. The coast extends to Croyde and Morte bays, and to the narrow promontorial headland of Baggy point; and is highly picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £534. Patron, the Rev. Francis Hole. The church is ancient but good; has a square embattled tower; and contains the tomb of a crusader, and several other monuments. Two persons, husband and wife, who had been married upwards of 75 years, and each of whom died at the age of 101 in 1817, are buried in the churchyard. There are a Baptist chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities £9.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Western Morning News
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
North Devon Journal
Express and Echo
Civil Registration District: Barnstaple
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Rural Deanery: Shirwell
Poor Law Union: Barnstaple