Halwell, Devon Family History Guide

Halwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Washbourne.

Alternative names: Halwell near Totnes

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HALWELL, a village and a parish in Totnes district, Devon. The village stands 5½ miles SSW of Totnes town and r. station; and has a post office, designated Halwell, Devon. The parish includes also the hamlet of Washbourne. Acres, 3,666. Pop., 357. Houses, 73. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £168. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is ancient, but very good; and consists of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with square tower. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £6.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Halwell, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Halwell (near Totnes), bishop’s transcripts, 1597-1845 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Halwell (near Totnes, Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Halwell (near Totnes), parish registers, 1695-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Halwell (near Totnes, Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Halwell, bishop’s transcripts Author: Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Halwell marriage registers, 1813-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

The deanery of Totnes Author: Devon Family History Society

Court records

Land tax assessment for Halwell (near Totnes), 1747-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Halwell (near Totnes), 1747-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Totnes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Totnes
  • Poor Law Union: Totnes
  • Hundred: Coleridge
  • Province: Canterbury