Stokenham, Devon Family History Guide

Stokenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Chivelstone and Sherford are chapelries of Stokenham.

Other places in the parish include: Beesands, Beeson, Chillington, Torcross, Halsands, Kellaton, Killington, and Hallsands.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1570

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, and Protestant Dissenters.

Parishes adjacent to Stokenham

  • Slapton
  • South Pool
  • Chivelstone
  • East Allington
  • Sherford

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKENHAM, or Stokingham, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Kingsbridge district, Devon. The village stands 5 miles ESE of Kingsbridge, and 15 SSE of Kingsbridge-Road r. station; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Kingsbridge. The parish contains also four other villages, two hamlets, and a coastguard station; and comprises 5,671 acres of land, and 340 of foreshore. Rated property, £6,052. Pop., 1,566. Houses, 327. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with Chivelstone and Sherford, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £695. Patron, the Crown. The church is later English. There are two dissenting chapels and a national school. The district contains six parishes. Acres, 18,354. Pop., 3,877. Houses, 819.

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

Stokenham, 6 m. S.W. Dartmouth. P. 1619

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chillington, a hamlet in Stokenham parish, Devon; 4¼ miles E of Kingsbridge. It has a post-office under Kingsbridge, and a Bible Christian chapel. Pop., 325.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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