East Anstey, Devon

Historical Description

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.

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 East Anstey St. Michael
Hundred South Molton
Poor Law union South Molton

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


Church Records

The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1596: marriages, 1674.

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 East Anstey


Churches

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.

St. Michael, East Anstey


Civil Registration

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:


Maps

Online maps of East Anstey are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:


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.

DistrictNorth Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton