Yealmpton Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Other places in the parish include: Dunston, Lyneham, Weston, Yealm Bridge, Yeo

Parish church: St. Bartholomew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1600
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include:

  • Christians
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Holbeton
  • Brixton
  • Newton Ferrers
  • Plympton St Mary
  • Ermington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YEALMPTON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon. The village stands on the river Yealm, 4½ miles SE of Plympton r. station; was anciently known as Yealhampton; was once an important place, with the status of a borough; is now much decayed; is a seat of petty-sessions; and has a post-office‡ under Plympton, and a monthly cattle market. The parish includes Yealm-Bridge, Dunston, Yeo, Weston, and Lyneham hamlets; and comprises 3,432 acres of land , and 105 of water. Real property, £6,966. Pop. in 1851, 1,155; in 1861, 1,035. Houses, 227. The manor belonged to the Saxon king Ethelwold; passed to the Fitzherberts, the Hastingses, and others; and belongs now to B. J. P. Bastard, Esq. There are several good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £355. Patron, the Bishop of E. The church was partly restored but mainly rebuilt in 1850, at a cost of about £7,500. There are a Methodist chapel and national schools.—The sub-district contains 8 parishes. Acres, 27,760. Pop., 9,209. Houses, 1,831.

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

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