Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. John the Baptist
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1547
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ASHTON, a parish in St. Thomas’ district, Devon; adjoining the river Teign, 4 miles N of Chudleigh, and 6½ WSW of Exminster r. station. Post Town, Chudleigh under Newton-Abbot. Acres, 1,709. Real property, £1,985. Pop., 347. Houses, 66. Viscount Exmouth is lord of the manor, and owns most of the land. The Chudleighs were proprietors for several hundred years; and their mansion, some remains of which still exist, was garrisoned for King Charles I., and taken by the Parliamentarians. Manganese ore is mined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £230. Patron, the Rev. George Ware. The church is a small ancient edifice, with square turreted tower. Charities, £6.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Reasrch Guide: Historical Research Using British Newspapers by Denise Bates
Civil Registration District: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunsford
Poor Law Union: St Thomas