Tamerton Foliott, Devon

Historical Description

Tamerton Foliot, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 4 miles N by W of Plymouth station on the G.W.R., is supposed by Camden to be the Roman Tamara on Icknield Street, was once a market-town, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Crown Hill. The parish comprises 4776 acres; population, 1118. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Maristow, the residence of the Lopes family, Warleigh, and Looseleigh are fine mansions, and there are numerous other excellent residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is Perpendicular, with nave, N and S aisles, and a handsome embattled tower with six bells. The nave and S aisle were rebuilt in 1851, and the N aisle in 1895. There are an endowed school and a small Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Devon
Ecclesiastical parish Tamerton-Folliott St. Mary
Hundred Roborough
Poor Law union Plympton St. Mary

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Visitations Heraldic

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A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.