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Cheriton Bishop, Devon

Historical Description

Cheriton Bishop, a parish in Devonshire, 4 miles from Yeoford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 10 W of Exeter. It includes the hamlet of Cheriton Cross and part of the village of Crockernwell, and has a post office under Exeter; money order office, Dunsford; telegraph office, Yeoford railway station. Acreage, 4940; population, 560. The manor belonged formerly to the bishops of Exeter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £324. Patron, the" Bishop of Exeter. The church is Perpendicular English, and consists of nave, north aisle, south porch, and chancel, with a square tower. It was restored in 1884. A pleasure fair is held annually on Wednesday in Whitsun week. Ben-bridge House is a chief residence.

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 parishCheriton Bishop St. Mary 
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 Cheriton Bishop

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 Cheriton Bishop from the following:


Online maps of Cheriton Bishop 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

Cheriton Cross

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 districtEX6
Post TownExeter