Braunton, Devon Family History

Braunton with Saunton and Knowle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Saunton and Knowle.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Braunton

  • West Down
  • Georgeham
  • Heanton Punchardon
  • Marwood

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Braunton. 4 miles W. Barnstaple. P. 2274

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Pippacott, a hamlet in Braunton parish, Devon; 5 miles WNW of Barnstaple.

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


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Barnstaple
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - Shirwell
  • Poor Law Union: Barnstaple
  • Hundred: Braunton
  • Province: Canterbury