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Fitzford, Devon

Historical Description

Fitzford, a quondam mansion in Devonshire, at the southern outskirt of Tavistock. It was anciently a seat of the Fitz family, but belonged in 1644 to Sir Richard Granville, and was then garrisoned for Charles, but taken by Lord Essex. A fine old gateway of it is still standing.

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.