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Blackawton, Devon

Historical Description

Blackawton, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 6 miles W of Dartmouth, and 6¾ from Kingswear station on the G.W.R. It has a post office (R.S.O.) under Totness; money order and telegraph office, Dartmouth. Acreage of parish, 7447 of land and 36 of foreshore and water; population of the civil parish, 1015; of the ecclesiastical, 588. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £96 with residence. The church is Perpendicular English, and contains a carved oak pulpit and screen, and several neat monuments, and was well restored in 1887-the chancel in 1892-93. The hamlet of Street was formed out of the civil parish of Blackawton into an ecclesiastical parish in 1881. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishBlackauton St. Michael 
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 Blackawton

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 Blackawton from the following:


Online maps of Blackawton 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 districtTQ9
Post TownTotnes