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Brownestone, Devon

Historical Description

Brownestone, a chapelry, with a village, in Modbury parish, Devonshire, 2 miles from Ivy Bridge station on the G.W.R., and 3 N of Modbury. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Modbury, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is a bad specimen of modern Gothic architecture.

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

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.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.