East Anstey, Devon
Anstey, East, a parish in Devon, on the river Yeo, on the Devon and Somerset branch of the G.W.R., 188 miles from London. Post town and money order office, Dulverton, under Tiverton; telegraph office, Dulverton railway station. Acreage, 3303; population, 234. The surface is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £120. The church is fair, and was restored in 1871, and dedicated to St Michael. A revel is held in the first week in October.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Anstey St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||South Molton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1596: marriages, 1674.
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael, standing on a hill 800 feet above the sea level, at the head of a valley which extends in a westerly direction to within a few miles of South Molton, is a building of stone in the Early English style, with inserted Perpendicular windows, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: in the porch is a portion of a Norman archway with zigzag moulding: the church was restored in 1871 at a cost of £800, and has 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Anstey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Anstey, East (St. Michael))
Online maps of East Anstey are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
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.