Germansweek Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Week St Germans

Parish church: St. Germanus

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1652
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Halwill
  • Broadwoodwidger
  • Bratton Clovelly
  • Lifton
  • Thrushelton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GERMANSWEEK, or Week-St. Germans, a parish in Okehampton district, Devon; on an affluent of the river Tamar, 7½ miles N of Coryton r. station, and 13 N by W of Tavistock. Post town, Bridestow, North Devon. Acres, 2,594. Real property, £1,355. Pop., 325. Houses, 57. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the p. curacy of Broadwood-widger, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is small and ancient; comprises chancel, N transept, and tower; and was recently in disrepair. There are chapels for Baptists and Bible Christians.

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: Okehampton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Tavistock
Poor Law Union: Okehampton
Hundred: Lifton
Province: Canterbury