Stowford Devon Family History Guide

Stowford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Portgate and Porte Park Hill.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1707
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Bible Christian Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Marystowe
  • Broadwoodwidger
  • Bratton Clovelly
  • Lifton
  • Thrushelton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOWFORD, a parish in Tavistock district, Devon; 2½ miles NNW of Coryton r. station, and 7 ENE of Launceston. Post town, Lewdown, North Devon. Acres, 2,065. Real property, £2,283. Pop., 471. Houses, 93. Stowford, Haine, and Stone manors belong to A. Harris, Esq.; and Milford manor, to H. Bradshaw, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £241. Patron, the Rev. J. B. Woolocombe. The church is good. Charities, £44.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


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