Cheriton Bishop, Devon Family History Guide

Cheriton Bishop is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Cheriton Cross and Crockernwell.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Cheriton Bishop

  • Dunsford
  • Crediton
  • Tedburn St Mary
  • Drewsteignton
  • Hittisleigh

Historical Descriptions

Cheriton Bishop

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHERITON-BISHOP, a parish in Crediton district, Devon, 5 miles SW of Crediton r. station, and 10 W of Exeter. It includes the hamlet of Cheriton-Cross, and part of the village of Crockernwell; and has a post-office under Exeter. Acres, 4,875. Real property, £4,094. Pop., 696. Houses, 142. .The property is subdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the bishops of Exeter; passed, in the time of Henry VIII., to the Crown; and belongs now to R. L. Pennell, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £321. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is perpendicular English ; and consists of nave, north aisle, south porch, and chancel, with a square tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £16.

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

Cheriton Cross

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHERITON CROSS, a hamlet in Cheriton-Bishop parish, Devon; ¾ of a mile from Cheriton-Bishop church.

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

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Crediton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Dunsford
  • Poor Law Union: Crediton
  • Hundred: Wonford
  • Province: Canterbury
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