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Bishopsteignton, Devon

Historical Description

Bishopsteignton, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Teign, 2 miles W by S of Teignmouth station on the G.W.R., under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish includes also the hamlets of Coombe and Luton. Acreage, 4446 of land and 227 of foreshore and water; population, of the civil parish, 1095; of the ecclesiastical, 892. The manor of Bishopsteignton belongs to the Comyns family, that of Luton to Lord Clifford. A mansion and a sanctuary were built in the parish by Bishop Grandison, and remains of the former exist in a barn at Radaway. The living is a vicarage, united till 1866 with Luton church, in the diocese of Exeter; value £182. The parish church is a neat Gothic edifice of nave, chancel, and aisles, with a tower and spire erected in 1815, and the church of Luton is a Gothic structure of nave and chancel. There is a Wesleyan and a Baptist chapel at Radaway.

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 parishBishop's Teignton St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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 Bishopsteignton

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 Bishopsteignton from the following:


Online maps of Bishopsteignton 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

Coombe (Bishopsteignton)

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 districtTQ14
Post TownTeignmouth