Dunkeswell, Devon

Historical Description

Dunkeswell, a parish in Devonshire, near one of the sources of the river Culm, 6 miles N by W of Honiton town, and 4 from Hemyock station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Honiton; telegraph office, Hemyock railway station. Acreage, 4588; population of the civil parish, 344; of the ecclesiastical, 287. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £108 with residence. The parish church was built in 1868-69 in the Early English style; it has a good tower and five bells, and a very ancient font. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Devon
Ecclesiastical parish Dunkeswell St. Nicholas
Hundred Hemyock
Poor Law union Honiton

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

The Description of Dunkeswell from White's Directory and topography of Devonshire, 1878.

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

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.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton