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Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon

Historical Description

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.

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-Fitzpaine St. Mary 
HundredWest Budleigh 
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 Fitzpaine

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 Fitzpaine from the following:


Online maps of Cheriton Fitzpaine 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 districtEX17
Post TownCrediton