Walkhampton Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1674
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lydford
  • Peter Tavy
  • Horrabridge
  • Sampford Spiney
  • Meavy
  • Whitchurch
  • Buckland Monachorum
  • Sheepstor

Historical Descriptions

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].

Parish Records

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England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887 (FamilySearch) - free

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912 (FamilySearch) - free

Devon Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast)

Devon Banns (FindMyPast)

England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free


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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