Walkhampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1674
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WALKHAMPTON, a parish, with part of Horrabridge village, in Tavistock district, Devon; adjacent to Horrabridge r. station, and 5 miles SE of Tavistock. Post town, Horrabridge, Devon. Acres, 10,540. Real property, £3,340. pop., 831. Houses, 143. The manor and most of the land belong to Sir M. Lopes, Bart. About 6,600 acres are waste land in Dartmoor. The Living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £125. Patron, Sir M. Lopes, Bart. The church is good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, and a free school for 40 boys and 20 girls.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
WALKHAMPTON, a parish, in the union of Tavistock, hundred of Roborough, Midland-Roborough and S. divisions of Devon, 4½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Tavistock; containing 717 inhabitants. It comprises 10,501 acres, of which 6602 are common or waste. The Plymouth railway passes through. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9. 14. 7., and in the gift of Sir R. Lopes, Bart.: the great tithes have been commuted for £124, and the vicarial tithes for £140, with a glebe of 21 acres; there is also a rentcharge of £37. 10. payable to the rector of Bickleigh. The church is situated on the verge of Dartmoor Forest. Lady Modyford, in 1719, gave a school-house, with the rent of certain premises, now producing £161 per annum.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Devon
- Civil Registration District: Tavistock
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Tamerton
- Poor Law Union: Tavistock
- Hundred: Roborough
- Province: Canterbury