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Broadhempston, Devon

Historical Description

Broadhempston, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands 2 miles from the Dart river, 2½ from Staverton station on the G.W.R., and 4 N of Totnes, under which it has a post office; money order office, Ipplepen; telegraph office, Totness. The parish comprises 2200 acres; population of the civil parish, 525; of the ecclesiastical, 516. The manor belonged formerly to the Cantelupes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £280. Patron, the Crown. The church consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, and has an ancient oak screen. It was partly restored in 1879. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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 Broadhempston

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 Broadhempston from the following:


Online maps of Broadhempston 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ9
Post TownTotnes