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Bratton Fleming, Devon

Historical Description

Bratton-Fleming, a parish in Devonshire, on an affluent of the river Taw, 7 miles NE of Barnstaple station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post and telegraph office under Barnstaple, which is the money order office. Acreage, 5893; population, 499. The manor belonged anciently to the Fleming family, passed to the Dillons, and belongs now to the Chichester family. Part of the surface is hilly. Six standing-stones occur at Nightascott, and are supposed to have been part of a Druidical circle. A fair is held on 19 August. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £538 with residence. Patron, Caius College, Cambridge. The church is Perpendicular English; consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with a tower; and was restored in 1861. There are also a small Baptist chapel, and one for Bible Christians.

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 parishBratton-Fleming St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBarnstaple 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1673.

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 Bratton Fleming


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells, cast in 1792: there are 240 sittings.

St. Peter, Bratton Fleming

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 Bratton Fleming from the following:


Online maps of Bratton Fleming 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.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX31
Post TownBarnstaple