Paignton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Marldon is a chapelry of Paignton.
Other places in the parish include: Goodrington, Preston, Polsham, Yalberton, Collaton Kirkham, and Blagdon.
Alternative names: Paington
Parish church: St. John the Baptist
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1559
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Protestant Dissenters, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
PAIGNTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Totnes, hundred of Haytor, Paignton and S. divisions of Devon, 5¾ miles (E.) from Totnes; containing 2501 inhabitants. This place was anciently held in demesne by the bishops of Exeter, who had a palace here, of which some fragments still remain. The parish comprises 4396 acres, whereof 92 are common or waste. The village is situated on Tor bay, at its western extremity, and has a considerable trade in cider, for shipping which, and discharging coal, &c., vessels come within half a mile. In 1838, an act was passed for the construction of a harbour and other works. A small fair is held on Whit-Tuesday. The living is a vicarage, with the living of Marldon annexed, valued in the king’s books at £52. 1. 0½., and in the patronage of the Northcote and Templar families. The vicarial tithes of Paignton have been commuted for £430, and the impropriate for £405. The church has an enriched Norman door, and the transept and upper part of the tower are in the later English style; it contains a screen of elegant tabernacle-work, and a stone pulpit richly ornamented with foliage. There is a place of worship for Independents. In 1800, Allan Balfield bequeathed £1000 three per cents. for education.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Devon
- Civil Registration District: Totnes
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - Ipplepen
- Poor Law Union: Totnes
- Hundred: Haytor
- Province: Canterbury