Throwleigh Devon Family History Guide

Throwleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Throwleigh parish also includes: Murchington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1653

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Throwleigh

  • Lydford
  • South Tawton with South Zeal
  • Gidleigh
  • Drewsteignton
  • Chagford

Historical Descriptions


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Throwley, 6 miles N.E. Moreton-Hampstead. P. 445

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Murchington, a hamlet in Throwleigh parish, Devon; 3 miles SE of Throwleigh village.

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


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Okehampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Dunsford
  • Poor Law Union: Okehampton
  • Hundred: Wonford
  • Province: Canterbury