Tiverton, Devon Family History Guide

Tiverton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Clare, Withleigh, Elmore, Pitt, Priors, Pryors, Chevithorne, Town, West Exe, Westexe, Cove, All Fours, Bolham, and Tidcombe.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1560

Separate registers exist for:

  • Cove: 1680
  • Chevithorne: 1843
  • Withleigh: 1846

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Methodist, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem/New Church, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Tiverton

  • Calverleigh
  • Halberton
  • Uplowman
  • Cadeleigh
  • Bampton
  • Loxbeare
  • Washfield
  • Huntsham
  • Cruwys Morchard
  • Bickleigh
  • Cheriton Fitzpaine
  • Templeton
  • Stoodleigh
  • Highley St Mary

Historical Descriptions


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Tiverton, 163 miles S.W. London, and 12 m. N.E. Exeter. Mrkt. Tues. P. 10,040

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chevithome, a hamlet in Tidcombe quarter, Tiverton parish, Devon. It forms a curacy with Tidcombe.

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


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