Rackenford, Devon Family History Guide

Rackenford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Rochenford

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1561

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Rackenford

  • Creacombe
  • Oakford
  • Knowstone
  • Witheridge
  • Templeton
  • Stoodleigh
  • Rose Ash

Historical Descriptions

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Rackenford, co. Devon.

P. T. Tiverton (162) 8m. NW b W. Pop. 395. Fair. for cattle, Sept. 19.

A parish in the hundred of Witheridge; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple and diocese of Exeter; valued in K. B. 19l. 17s. 3½d.; chnrch ded. to All Saints; patron (1829) Thos. Comins, Esq. Here is a small endowment for the education of poor children.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


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