Winkleigh Devon Family History Guide

Winkleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Stable Green and Hollacombe.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Iddesleigh
  • Wembworthy
  • Coldridge
  • Brushford
  • Dolton
  • Bondleigh
  • Dowland
  • Monkokehampton
  • Broadwoodkelly
  • Ashreigney

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINKLEIGH, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Torrington district, Devon. The village stands 5¼ miles W of Lapford r. station, and 5½ SW of Chulmleigh; contains several genteel residences; is a seat of petty-sessions; and has a post-office designated Winkleigh, North Devon, and an inn. The parish comprises 9,118 acres. Real property, £6,246. Pop. in 1851, 1,554; in 1861, 1,425. Houses, 309. The property is subdivided, and there are several manors. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £312. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of E. The church is old, but good. There are four dissenting chapels, a national school, an alms-house for 5 poor women, and other charities £22. The sub-district contains 3 parishes. Acres, 16,516. Pop., 2,472. Houses, 518.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Torrington
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Torrington
Poor Law Union: Torrington
Hundred: North Tawton with Winkleigh
Province: Canterbury