Dunterton, Devon

Historical Description

Dunterton, a parish in Devonsliire, on the river Tamar, 5 miles SE by S of Launceston, and 4 SSW of Lifton station on the G.W.R. It contains the hamlet of Eastacott, and its post town is Milton-Abbot, under Tavistock; money order office, Lifton; telegraph office, Launceston. Acreage, 1206; population, 86. A fine waterfall, over a rocky precipice 100 high, occurs in a stream flowing to the Tamar. There are two ancient mounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £309 with residence. The church is chiefly Decorated English, consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with a handsome tower, and is in good condition. A chantry chapel stood in Chapel-Field, and the remains of it were converted into a cow-house.

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 Dunterton All Saints
Hundred Lifton
Poor Law union Tavistock

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Dunterton


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dunterton from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Eastacott (Dunterton)


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.

DistrictWest Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtPL19
Post TownTavistock