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Aveton Gifford, Devon

Historical Description

Aveton-Gifford, a village and a parish in Devon. The village stands on the river Avon, 3½ miles NW of Kingsbridge, and 7 S of Kingsbridge Road station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. It was anciently a market-town. The parish comprises 3948 acres; population of the civil parish, 796; of the ecclesiastical, 793. The manor belonged formerly to the family of Gifford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £667. The church is Early English and cruciform, with central tower, one of the finest old churches in South Devon, and has been much restored and improved. There are chapels for Baptists, Methodists, and 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 parishAveton-Gifford St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionKingsbridge 

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 Aveton Gifford

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 Aveton Gifford from the following:


Online maps of Aveton Gifford 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.

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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ7
Post TownKingsbridge