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Brampford Speke, Devon

Historical Description

Brampford-Speke, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the river Exe, with a station on the G.W.R., 186 miles from London, and 4 N of Exeter, under which it has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Thorverton. Acreage of parish, 1163; population of civil parish, 350; of the ecclesiastical, 443. The manor belonged anciently to the family of Espek or Speke. It is now the property of the Earl of Iddesleigh. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £339 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very ancient; consists of nave, north aisle, chancel, and south chapel, with western square tower; and has been completely restored.

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 parishBrampford-Speke St. Peter 
HundredWonford 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Brampford Speke


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 Brampford Speke from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Brampford Speke 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

Cowley or Cowley Bridge

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.

DistrictEast Devon
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX5
Post TownExeter