Swimbridge Devon Family History Guide

Swimbridge is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Gunn and Cobbaton.

Alternative names: Swymbridge

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Buckland
  • Filleigh
  • Bishop's Tawton
  • Landkey
  • Stoke Rivers
  • Chittlehampton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SWIMBRIDGE, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Barnstaple district, Devon; 4½ miles ESE of Barnstaple r. station. It has a post-office under Barnstaple. Acres, 7,280. Real property, £8,074; of which £100 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,738; in 1861, 1,532. houses, 332. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of E. The church is later English, and has a tower and spire. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £132.

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: Barnstaple
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - Barnstaple
Poor Law Union: Barnstaple
Hundred: South Molton
Province: Canterbury