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Buckland in the Moor, Devon

Historical Description

Buckland-in-the-Moor, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Dart, adjacent to Dartmoor, and 3 miles from Ashburton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Ashburton, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1493; population, 71. The manor, with Buckland House, belongs to the family of Bastard. Buckland Beacon is a rocky eminence commanding a very brilliant panoramic view. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Ashburton, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is small.

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-Abbot 

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

Church Records

The register dates from-marriages, 1694; baptisms, 1692; burials, 1728.

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 Buckland in the Moor


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church, dedicated to St. Peter, as appears from the will of Robert Carselegh, dated 22nd June, 1547 (1 Edward VI.) and proved at Exeter, is an ancient building, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, and consisting of chancel, nave, separated from a north aisle by an arcade of three arches on clustered piers, north transept, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: the font is of late Norman date and has the zigzag ornament and cable moulding: the screen is handsome and has figures of saints in the panels, and at the back are grotesque paintings of 15th century date. Buckland church formerly belonged to Torre Abbey, but had been alienated previously to the dissolution of monasteries: there are 120 sittings.

St. Peter, Buckland in the Moor Nave of St. Peter, Buckland in the Moor

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 Buckland in the Moor from the following:


Online maps of Buckland in the Moor 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 districtTQ13
Post TownNewton Abbot