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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Blackborough All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Tiverton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Blackborough from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Blackborough (All Saints))
Online maps of Blackborough are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
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.