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Blackborough, Devon

Historical Description

Blackborough, a parish in Devonshire, on the W side of Black Down, and 5 miles ENE of Cullompton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Cullompton, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Kentisbere. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £108. The church is modern; consists of nave and chancel, with tower and octagonal spire, and stands conspicuously on an eminence, with charming views of a wide expanse of country bounded by ranges of hills-Exmoor and Dartmoor in the distance.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishBlackborough All Saints 
HundredHayridge 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Blackborough


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 Blackborough from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Blackborough 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.

DistrictMid Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX15
Post TownCullompton