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Ashreigney, Devon

Historical Description

Ashreigney or Rings-Ash, a parish in Devon, 4 miles WNW of Eggesford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4 WSW of Chumleigh, which is the post town. Acreage, 5723; population, 639. The parish was a rendezvous of Fairfax in 1646, prior to his attack on Torrington. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £495. The church is an ancient structure of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with low square tower; it was restored in 1889. The peal of bells was overhauled in 1891. There is a chapel for Bible Christians.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishAshreigney St. James 
HundredNorth Tawton 
Poor Law unionTorrington 

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

Church Records

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 Ashreigney

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 Ashreigney from the following:


Online maps of Ashreigney 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX18
Post TownChulmleigh