Ashprington, a parish in Devon, at the influx of the Hareborne river to the Dart, 2¾ miles SSE of Totnes station on the G.W.R. Post town, Totnes. Acreage, 2255; population of the civil parish, 418; of the ecclesiastical, 464. Sharpham House, the seat of the Durant family, is an elegant edifice, and commands an extensive view along the Dart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £537. The church is a neat old edifice, of nave, chancel, and aisles, with square tower. A dilapidated old chapel stands at Painsford.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ashprington St. David|
|Poor Law union||Totnes|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
The Description of Ashprington from White's Directory and topography of Devonshire, 1878.
We have transcribed the entry for Ashprington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ashprington (St. David))
Online maps of Ashprington 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.
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.