Landkey, Devon Family History Guide

Landkey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Devon, created in 1775 from a chapelry in Bishop’s Tawton Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Newland, Hanaford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1602

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Landkey

  • Newport
  • Bishop’s Tawton
  • Barnstaple Holy Trinity
  • Swimbridge
  • Goodleigh
  • Stoke Rivers

Historical Descriptions

Landkey

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Landkey, 2 m. S.E. Barnstaple. P. 774

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Hanaford

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Hanaford, a village in Landkey parish, Devon; 4¼ miles SE of Barnstaple.

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

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Barnstaple
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Post-1847 – Barnstaple, Pre-1848 – None
  • Poor Law Union: Barnstaple
  • Hundred: South Molton
  • Province: Canterbury
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