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Brushford, Devon

Historical Description

Brushford, a parish in Devonshire, 3 miles from Eggesford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5 S by W of Chumleigh. Post town, Wembworthy, which is the money order office; telegraph office, Winkleigh. Acreage, 923; population, 69. The manor belonged anciently to Hartland Abbey, and has belonged since the time of Elizabeth to the Luxton family. The living is a private curacy in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £51. The church consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower. It was restored in 1878.

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 
HundredNorth Tawton 
Poor Law unionCrediton 

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 Brushford

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 Brushford from the following:


Online maps of Brushford 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
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX18
Post TownChulmleigh