Stokenham, Devon Family History Guide

Stokenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Chivelstone and Sherford are chapelries of Stokenham.

Other places in the parish include: Beesands, Beeson, Chillington, Torcross, Halsands, Kellaton, Killington, and Hallsands.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1570

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, and Protestant Dissenters.

Parishes adjacent to Stokenham

  • Slapton
  • South Pool
  • Chivelstone
  • East Allington
  • Sherford

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Stokenham, 6 m. S.W. Dartmouth. P. 1619

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chillington, a hamlet in Stokenham parish, Devon; 4¼ miles E of Kingsbridge. It has a post-office under Kingsbridge, and a Bible Christian chapel. Pop., 325.

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


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Kingsbridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Woodleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Kingsbridge
  • Hundred: Coleridge
  • Province: Canterbury

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