Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon
Cheriton Fitzpaine, a parish in Devonshire. The parish lies on an affluent of the river Creedy, 5½ miles NE by N of Crediton station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office under Crediton. Acreage, 4855; population of the civil parish, 699; of the ecclesiastical, 766. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; net value, £738 with residence. The church is Perpendicular English, consists of nave, aisles,. chance], and chantry chapel, and has a beautiful groined porch, a piscina, and a monument of 1691. It was restored in 1885. There are Congregational and Bible Christian chapels, and some almshouses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cheriton-Fitzpaine St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Crediton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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 Fitzpaine
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cheriton Fitzpaine from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cheriton-Fitzpaine (St. Mary))
Online maps of Cheriton Fitzpaine are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
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.