Lynton, Devon Family History

Lynton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Linmouth, Barbrook Mill, Linbridge, Dean, Ilkerton, and Cherry Bridge.

Alternative names: Linton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1568

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Lynton

  • Martinhoe
  • Exmoor
  • Brendon
  • Countisbury
  • Challcombe
  • Parracombe

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Linton, 12 m. N. E. Barnstaple. P. 1027

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

Cherry Bridge

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Cherry-Bridge, a hamlet in Linton parish, Devon; on the river Lyn, 1½ mile from Linton.

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 Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Shirwell
  • Poor Law Union: Barnstaple
  • Hundred: Shirwell
  • Province: Canterbury