Hemyock, Devon Family History Guide

War memorial and St Mary's parish church, Hemyock, Devon, seen from the southeast
War memorial and St Mary’s parish church, Hemyock, Devon, seen from the southeast by Nilfanion.This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Hemyock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Culm Davy.

Alternative names: Hemmick

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1635

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Hemyock

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEMYOCK, popularly HEMMICK, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Devon. The village stands near the river Culm, in a picturesque valley, near the boundary with Somerset, 5 miles S of Wellington r. station; was known to the Saxons as Hannock; and has a postoffice under Wellington, Somerset. The parish contains also the hamlet of Culm-Davy; is in the district of Wellington; and comprises 5,437 acres. Real property, £5,775. Pop. in 1851, 1,185; in 1861, 1,068. Houses, 229. The manor belonged at Domesday to the Crown. A moated Norman castle here belonged, from the Conquest till the time of Edward I., to the Hidons; passed to the Dinhams, the Pophams, and the Leighs; was garrisoned and used as a prison, by the parliamentarians against Charles I.; suffered capture by the royalists, under Lord Poulett, in 1642; appears to have been dismantled, some years afterwards, by Cromwell; and is now represented by an entrance gateway, and portions of four towers. A large cairn, called Simon’s Barrow, is on the N verge of the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £694. Patron, F. L. Popham, Esq. The church is ancient; was enlarged, and partly rebuilt, in 1847; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled low tower; and contains an early decorated English font. There are a chapel of ease at Culm-Davy, chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and charities £14. The hundred contains seven parishes. Acres, 22,288. Pop., 5,225. Houses, 1,112.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Hemiock, 7 miles N. Honiton. P. 1222

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

Culm Davey

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Culm-Davey, a hamlet, in the parish and hundred of Hemyock, union of Wellington, Cullompton and N. divisions of Devon. Here is a chapel of ease to the rectory at Hemyock.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Registers

The Registers of Hemyock 1635-1837 – UK Genealogy Archives


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Wellington (Somerset)
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Dunkeswell
  • Poor Law Union: Wellington
  • Hundred: Hemyock
  • Province: Canterbury

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