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Devon

High Street, Exeter between 1890 and 1900

Historical Description of Devon

Devonshire Is bounded, North by the Irish Sea, East by Somerset and Dorsetshire, South by the English Channel, and West by Cornwall. It is 73 miles long, and 63 broad. It is divided into 31 Hundreds : — Axminster, Bampton, Black-Torrington, Braunton, Budleigh, Cliston, Coleridge, Collyton, Crediton, Ermington, Eiminster, Fremington, Halburton, Hartland, Hayririge, Haytor, Hemiock, Lyfton, South-Molton, St.Mary- Otiery, Plympton, Roborough, Shebbear, Sherwill, Stanborougb, Tavistock, Tawton and Winckley, Teignbridge, Tiverton, Witheridge, and Wonford. Rivers, — the Tamar, the Exe, the Taw, the Lad, the Oke, the Teem, the Torridge, and the Dart. It has 1 City, and 34 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese or Exeter, and in the Western Circuit. It contains 2579 square miles, or 1,650,560 acres, and 465 parishes. Population, 533,460.

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

Parishes in Devon

  • Abbots Bickington, Devon
  • Abbotsham, Devon
  • Abbotskerswell, Devon
  • Alphington, Devon
  • Alverdiscott, Devon
  • Alwington, Devon
  • Appledore, Devon
  • Arlington, Devon
  • Ashburton, Devon
  • Ashbury, Devon
  • Ashcombe, Devon
  • Ashford, Devon
  • Ashprington, Devon
  • Ashreigney, Devon
  • Ashton, Devon
  • Ashwater, Devon
  • Atherington, Devon
  • Aveton Gifford, Devon
  • Awliscombe, Devon
  • Axminster, Devon
  • Axmouth, Devon
  • Aylesbeare, Devon
  • Bampton, Devon
  • Barnstaple, Devon
  • Barnstaple Holy Trinity, Devon
  • Barnstaple St Mary Magdalene, Devon
  • Beaford, Devon
  • Beaworthy, Devon
  • Beer, Devon
  • Belstone, Devon
  • Bere Ferrers with Bere Alston, Devon
  • Berry Pomeroy, Devon
  • Berrynarbor, Devon
  • Bickington, Devon
  • Bickleigh (near Tiverton), Devon
  • Bickleigh (near Plymouth), Devon
  • Bicton, Devon
  • Bideford, Devon
  • Bigbury, Devon
  • Bishop's Tawton, Devon
  • Bishopsnympton, Devon
  • Bishopsteignton, Devon
  • Bittadon, Devon
  • Black Torrington, Devon
  • Blackawton, Devon
  • Blackborough, Devon
  • Bondleigh, Devon
  • Bovey Tracey, Devon
  • Bow, Devon
  • Boyton, Devon
  • Bradford, Devon
  • Bradninch, Devon
  • Bradstone, Devon
  • Bradworthy, Devon
  • Brampford Speke, Devon
  • Branscombe, Devon
  • Bratton Clovelly, Devon
  • Bratton Fleming, Devon
  • Braunton, Devon
  • Brendon, Devon
  • Brent Tor, Devon
  • Bridestowe, Devon
  • Bridford, Devon
  • Bridgerule, Devon
  • Brixham, Devon
  • Brixton, Devon
  • Broad Clyst, Devon
  • Broadhembury, Devon
  • Broadhempston, Devon
  • Broadwoodkelly, Devon
  • Broadwoodwidger, Devon
  • Brushford, Devon
  • Buckerell, Devon
  • Buckfastleigh, Devon
  • Buckland Brewer, Devon
  • Buckland Filleigh, Devon
  • Buckland Monachorum, Devon
  • Buckland Tout Saints, Devon
  • Buckland in the Moor, Devon
  • Budleigh Salterton, Devon
  • Bulkworthy, Devon
  • Burlescombe, Devon
  • Burrington, Devon
  • Butterleigh, Devon
  • Cadbury, Devon
  • Cadeleigh, Devon
  • Calverleigh, Devon
  • Chagford, Devon
  • Challcombe, Devon
  • Chardstock All Saints, Devon
  • Charles, Devon
  • Charleton, Devon
  • Chawleigh, Devon
  • Cheldon, Devon
  • Chelson Meadow, Devon
  • Cheriton Bishop, Devon
  • Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon
  • Chittlehamholt, Devon
  • Chittlehampton, Devon
  • Chivelstone, Devon
  • Christow, Devon
  • Chudleigh, Devon
  • Chudleigh Knighton, Devon
  • Chumleigh, Devon
  • Churchstanton, Devon
  • Churchstow, Devon
  • Churston Ferrers, Devon
  • Clannaborough, Devon
  • Clawton, Devon
  • Clayhanger, Devon
  • Clayhidon, Devon
  • Clovelly, Devon
  • Clyst Honiton, Devon
  • Clyst Hydon, Devon
  • Clyst St George, Devon
  • Clyst St Lawrence, Devon
  • Clyst St Mary, Devon
  • Cockington, Devon
  • Coffinswell, Devon
  • Colaton Raleigh, Devon
  • Coldridge, Devon
  • Colebrooke, Devon
  • Colyton, Devon
  • Combe Martin, Devon
  • Combe Pyne, Devon
  • Combe Raleigh, Devon
  • Combe in Teignhead, Devon
  • Compton Gifford, Devon
  • Cookbury, Devon
  • Cornwood, Devon
  • Cornworthy, Devon
  • Coryton, Devon
  • Cotleigh, Devon
  • Countisbury, Devon
  • Creacombe, Devon
  • Crediton, Devon
  • Cruwys Morchard, Devon
  • Cullompton, Devon
  • Culmstock, Devon
  • Dartington, Devon
  • Dartmouth St Petrox, Devon
  • Dawlish, Devon
  • Dean Prior, Devon
  • Denbury, Devon
  • Devonport St James, Devon
  • Devonport St Mary, Devon
  • Devonport St Paul, Devon
  • Devonport St Stephen, Devon
  • Diptford, Devon
  • Dittisham, Devon
  • Dodbrooke, Devon
  • Doddiscombsleigh, Devon
  • Dolton, Devon
  • Dotton, Devon
  • Dowland, Devon
  • Down St Mary, Devon
  • Drewsteignton, Devon
  • Dunchideock, Devon
  • Dunkeswell, Devon
  • Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon
  • Dunsford, Devon
  • Dunterton, Devon
  • East Allington, Devon
  • East Anstey, Devon
  • East Buckland, Devon
  • East Budleigh, Devon
  • East Down, Devon
  • East Ogwell, Devon
  • East Portlemouth, Devon
  • East Putford, Devon
  • East Stonehouse, Devon
  • East Teignmouth, Devon
  • East Worlington, Devon
  • Egg Buckland, Devon
  • Eggesford, Devon
  • Ermington, Devon
  • Escot, Devon
  • Exbourne, Devon
  • Exeter
  • Exeter All Hallows on the Walls, Devon
  • Exeter Allhallows, Goldsmith Street, Devon
  • Exeter Bedford Circus, Devon
  • Exeter Bradninch Precinct, Devon
  • Exeter Castle Yard, Devon
  • Exeter Cathedral, Devon
  • Exeter Cathedral Precincts, Devon
  • Exeter Holy Trinity, Devon
  • Exeter St David, Devon
  • Exeter St Edmund, Devon
  • Exeter St George, Devon
  • Exeter St James, Devon
  • Exeter St John, Devon
  • Exeter St Kerrian, Devon
  • Exeter St Lawrence, Devon
  • Exeter St Leonard, Devon
  • Exeter St Martin, Devon
  • Exeter St Mary Arches, Devon
  • Exeter St Mary Major, Devon
  • Exeter St Mary Steps, Devon
  • Exeter St Olave, Devon
  • Exeter St Pancras, Devon
  • Exeter St Paul, Devon
  • Exeter St Petrock, Devon
  • Exeter St Sidwell, Devon
  • Exeter St Stephen, Devon
  • Exeter St Thomas, Devon
  • Exminster, Devon
  • Farringdon, Devon
  • Farway, Devon
  • Feniton, Devon
  • Filleigh, Devon
  • Fremington, Devon
  • Frithelstock, Devon
  • Georgeham, Devon
  • Germansweek, Devon
  • Gidleigh, Devon
  • Gittisham, Devon
  • Goodleigh, Devon
  • Great Torrington, Devon
  • Haccombe, Devon
  • Halberton, Devon
  • Halwell, Devon
  • Halwill, Devon
  • Harberton, Devon
  • Harford, Devon
  • Harpford, Devon
  • Hartland, Devon
  • Hatherleigh, Devon
  • Heanton Punchardon, Devon
  • Heavitree, Devon
  • Hemyock, Devon
  • Hennock, Devon
  • High Bickington, Devon
  • High Bray, Devon
  • Highampton, Devon
  • Highley St Mary, Devon
  • Highweek, Devon
  • Hittisleigh, Devon
  • Hockworthy, Devon
  • Holbeton, Devon
  • Holcombe Burnell, Devon
  • Holcombe Rogus, Devon
  • Hollacombe, Devon
  • Holne, Devon
  • Holsworthy, Devon
  • Honeychurch, Devon
  • Honiton, Devon
  • Horrabridge, Devon
  • Horwood, Devon
  • Huish, Devon
  • Huntsham, Devon
  • Huntshaw, Devon
  • Huxham, Devon
  • Iddesleigh, Devon
  • Ide, Devon
  • Ideford, Devon
  • Ilfracombe, Devon
  • Ilsington, Devon
  • Instow, Devon
  • Inwardleigh, Devon
  • Ipplepen, Devon
  • Ivybridge, Devon
  • Jacobstowe, Devon
  • Kelly, Devon
  • Kenn, Devon
  • Kennerleigh, Devon
  • Kentisbeare [St Mary], Devon
  • Kentisbury, Devon
  • Kenton, Devon
  • Kilmington, Devon
  • Kingsbridge, Devon
  • Kingskerswell, Devon
  • Kingsnympton, Devon
  • Kingsteignton, Devon
  • Kingston, Devon
  • Kingswear, Devon
  • Knowstone, Devon
  • Laira Green, Devon
  • Lamerton, Devon
  • Landcross, Devon
  • Landkey, Devon
  • Langtree, Devon
  • Lapford, Devon
  • Lew Trenchard, Devon
  • Lifton, Devon
  • Little Torrington, Devon
  • Littleham, Devon
  • Littleham cum Exmouth, Devon
  • Littlehempston, Devon
  • Loddiswell, Devon
  • Loxbeare, Devon
  • Loxhore, Devon
  • Luffincott, Devon
  • Lundy, Devon
  • Luppitt, Devon
  • Lustleigh, Devon
  • Lydford, Devon
  • Lympstone, Devon
  • Lynton, Devon
  • Malborough, Devon
  • Mamhead, Devon
  • Manaton, Devon
  • Mariansleigh, Devon
  • Marldon, Devon
  • Martinhoe, Devon
  • Marwood, Devon
  • Mary Tavy, Devon
  • Marystowe, Devon
  • Meavy, Devon
  • Meeth, Devon
  • Membury, Devon
  • Merton, Devon
  • Meshaw, Devon
  • Milton Abbot, Devon
  • Milton Damerel, Devon
  • Modbury, Devon
  • Molland, Devon
  • Monkleigh, Devon
  • Monkokehampton, Devon
  • Monkton, Devon
  • Monkton Wyld, Devon
  • Morchard Bishop, Devon
  • Morebath, Devon
  • Moreleigh, Devon
  • Moretonhampstead, Devon
  • Mortehoe, Devon
  • Musbury, Devon
  • Nether Exe, Devon
  • Newport, Devon
  • Newton Ferrers, Devon
  • Newton Poppleford, Devon
  • Newton St Cyres, Devon
  • Newton St Petrock, Devon
  • Newton Tracey, Devon
  • North Bovey, Devon
  • North Huish, Devon
  • North Molton, Devon
  • North Petherwin, Devon
  • North Tawton, Devon
  • Northam, Devon
  • Northleigh, Devon
  • Northlew, Devon
  • Nymet Rowland, Devon
  • Nymet St George, Devon
  • Oakford, Devon
  • Offwell, Devon
  • Okehampton, Devon
  • Oldridge, Devon
  • Otterton, Devon
  • Ottery St Mary, Devon
  • Paignton, Devon
  • Pancrasweek, Devon
  • Parkham, Devon
  • Parracombe, Devon
  • Payhembury, Devon
  • Pennycross, Devon
  • Peter Tavy, Devon
  • Petersmarland, Devon
  • Petrockstowe, Devon
  • Petton, Devon
  • Pilton, Devon
  • Pinhoe, Devon
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Plymouth Charles, Devon
  • Plymouth Christ Church, Devon
  • Plymouth Holy Trinity, Devon
  • Plymouth St Andrew, Devon
  • Plymouth St Catherine, Devon
  • Plymouth St James, Devon
  • Plymouth St Peter, Devon
  • Plymouth St Saviour, Devon
  • Plympton St Mary, Devon
  • Plympton St Maurice, Devon
  • Plymstock, Devon
  • Plymtree, Devon
  • Poltimore, Devon
  • Poughill, Devon
  • Powderham, Devon
  • Puddington, Devon
  • Pyworthy, Devon
  • Rackenford, Devon
  • Rattery, Devon
  • Revelstoke, Devon
  • Rewe, Devon
  • Ringmore, Devon
  • Roborough, Devon
  • Rockbeare, Devon
  • Romansleigh, Devon
  • Rose Ash, Devon
  • Rousdon, Devon
  • Salcombe, Devon
  • Salcombe Regis, Devon
  • Salterton, Devon
  • Sampford Courtenay, Devon
  • Sampford Peverell, Devon
  • Sampford Spiney, Devon
  • Sandford, Devon
  • Satterleigh, Devon
  • Seaton, Devon
  • Shaugh Prior, Devon
  • Shebbear, Devon
  • Sheepstor, Devon
  • Sheepwash, Devon
  • Sheldon, Devon
  • Sherford, Devon
  • Sherwood Villa, Devon
  • Shillingford St George, Devon
  • Shirwell, Devon
  • Shobrooke, Devon
  • Shute, Devon
  • Sidbury, Devon
  • Sidmouth, Devon
  • Silverton, Devon
  • Slapton, Devon
  • Sourton, Devon
  • South Brent, Devon
  • South Huish, Devon
  • South Milton, Devon
  • South Molton, Devon
  • South Pool, Devon
  • South Tawton, Devon
  • Southleigh, Devon
  • Sowton, Devon
  • Spreyton, Devon
  • St Budeaux, Devon
  • St Giles in the Wood, Devon
  • St Giles on the Heath, Devon
  • St Marychurch, Devon
  • St Nicholas, Devon
  • St Saviour, Devon
  • Starcross, Devon
  • Staverton, Devon
  • Stockland with Dalwood, Devon
  • Stockleigh English, Devon
  • Stockleigh Pomeroy, Devon
  • Stoke Canon, Devon
  • Stoke Damerel, Devon
  • Stoke Fleming, Devon
  • Stoke Gabriel, Devon
  • Stoke Rivers, Devon
  • Stokeinteignhead, Devon
  • Stokenham, Devon
  • Stoodleigh, Devon
  • Stowford, Devon
  • Strete, Devon
  • Sutcombe, Devon
  • Sutton on Plym, Devon
  • Swimbridge, Devon
  • Sydenham Damerel, Devon
  • Talaton, Devon
  • Tamerton Foliot, Devon
  • Tavistock, Devon
  • Tawstock, Devon
  • Tedburn St Mary, Devon
  • Teigngrace, Devon
  • Templeton, Devon
  • Tetcott, Devon
  • Thelbridge, Devon
  • Thornbury, Devon
  • Thorverton, Devon
  • Throwleigh, Devon
  • Thrushelton, Devon
  • Thurlestone, Devon
  • Tipton, Devon
  • Tiverton, Devon
  • Topsham, Devon
  • Torbryan, Devon
  • Tormoham, Devon
  • Totnes, Devon
  • Townstall, Devon
  • Trentishoe, Devon
  • Trusham, Devon
  • Twitchen, Devon
  • Uffculme, Devon
  • Ugborough, Devon
  • Uplowman, Devon
  • Uplyme, Devon
  • Upottery, Devon
  • Upton, Devon
  • Upton Hellions, Devon
  • Upton Pyne, Devon
  • Venn Ottery, Devon
  • Virginstow, Devon
  • Walkhampton, Devon
  • Warkleigh, Devon
  • Washfield, Devon
  • Washford Pyne, Devon
  • Wear, Devon
  • Weare Giffard, Devon
  • Welcombe, Devon
  • Wembury, Devon
  • Wembworthy, Devon
  • Werrington, Devon
  • West Alvington, Devon
  • West Anstey, Devon
  • West Buckland, Devon
  • West Down, Devon
  • West Ogwell, Devon
  • West Putford, Devon
  • West Teignmouth, Devon
  • West Worlington, Devon
  • Westleigh, Devon
  • Whimple, Devon
  • Whitchurch, Devon
  • Whitestone, Devon
  • Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
  • Widworthy, Devon
  • Willand, Devon
  • Winkleigh, Devon
  • Witheridge, Devon
  • Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth All Saints, Devon
  • Wolborough, Devon
  • Woodbury with Exton, Devon
  • Woodland, Devon
  • Woodleigh, Devon
  • Woolfardisworthy East, Devon
  • Woolfardisworthy West, Devon
  • Yarcombe, Devon
  • Yarnscombe, Devon
  • Yealmpton, Devon
  • Zeal Monachorum, Devon