Werrington, Devon and Cornwall Family History Guide

Werrington is an Ancient Parish originally in the county of Devon, now in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Bridgetown and Yeolmbridge.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Martin of Tours; St. Martin and St. Giles

The church was dedicated to St Martin of Tours. The parish is in the Archdeaconry of Cornwall, and Deanery of Trigg Major. The Church (St. Martin and St. Giles) was rebuilt in 1742 with a large tower, and two small ones at the west end.

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Siloam Bible Christian Chapel and Sunday School, Bridgetown
Siloam Bible Christian Chapel and Sunday School, Bridgetown. This is, as is usual, in an isolated position, on the lane to Crossgate a little south of Bridgetown. Derek Harper / Siloam Bible Christian Chapel and Sunday School, Bridgetown / CC BY-SA 2.0

Parishes adjacent to Werrington

  • Boyton
  • St Stephens by Launceston
  • Broadwoodwidger
  • St Giles on the Heath
  • North Petherwin
  • Lifton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WERRINGTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Launceston and county of Devon; adjacent to the river Tamar, 2 miles N of Launceston r. station. Post town, Launceston. Acres, 5,000. Real property, £4,341. Pop., 664. Houses, 126. The manor belonged to Tavistock Abbey; went, at the dissolution, to the Russels: and belongs now to the Duke of Bedford. The Barton estate belonged once to the Drakes; and, with Werrington House, belongs now to the Duke of Northumberland. Slate is quarried. The living is a donative in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £229. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church was rebuilt in 1742. There is a national school.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Werrington 1654-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Family History Links

FamilySearch Historical Records

Vision of Britain historical maps

Cornwall OPC


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Launceston
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
Poor Law Union: Launceston
Hundred: Black Torrington
Province: Canterbury