Hemyock, Devon Family History Guide

Hemyock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Culm Davy.

Alternative names: Hemmick

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1635

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Hemyock

  • Clayhidon
  • Uffculme
  • Dunkeswell Abbey
  • Culmstock
  • Wellington

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEMYOCK, popularly HEMMICK, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devon. The village stands near the river Culm, in a picturesque valley, near the boundary with Somerset, 5 miles S of Wellington r. station; was known to the Saxons as Hannock; and has a postoffice under Wellington, Somerset. The parish contains also the hamlet of Culm-Davy; is in the district of Wellington; and comprises 5,437 acres. Real property, £5,775. Pop. in 1851, 1,185; in 1861, 1,068. Houses, 229. The manor belonged at Domesday to the Crown. A moated Norman castle here belonged, from the Conquest till the time of Edward I., to the Hidons; passed to the Dinhams, the Pophams, and the Leighs; was garrisoned and used as a prison, by the parliamentarians against Charles I.; suffered capture by the royalists, under Lord Poulett, in 1642; appears to have been dismantled, some years afterwards, by Cromwell; and is now represented by an entrance gateway, and portions of four towers. A large cairn, called Simon's Barrow, is on the N verge of the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £694. Patron, F. L. Popham, Esq. The church is ancient; was enlarged, and partly rebuilt, in 1847; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled low tower; and contains an early decorated English font. There are a chapel of ease at Culm-Davy, chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and charities £14. The hundred contains seven parishes. Acres, 22,288. Pop., 5,225. Houses, 1,112.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Hemiock, 7 miles N. Honiton. P. 1222

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Culm Davey

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Culm-Davey, a hamlet, in the parish and hundred of Hemyock, union of Wellington, Cullompton and N. divisions of Devon. Here is a chapel of ease to the rectory at Hemyock.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Registers

The Registers of Hemyock 1635-1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


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