Okehampton, Devon Family History Guide

Okehampton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Brightley, Cheesacott, Kigbear, Lower Fartherford, Lower Fatherford, Maddaford, Meldon, and Southacott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1634

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Okehampton

  • Lydford
  • Ashbury
  • Belstone
  • Sampford Courtenay
  • Sourton
  • Northlew
  • Bridestowe
  • Inwardleigh
  • Jacobstowe

Historical Descriptions


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Oakhampton, 195 m. S.W. London, and 22 miles W. Exeter. Mrkt. Sat. P. 2194

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Cheesacott, a hamlet in Okehampton parish, Devon; near Okehampton.

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


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