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Churston Ferrers, Devon

Historical Description

Churston Ferrers, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on the coast with a station on the G.W.R., 220 miles from London, and gives the title of Baron to the family of Yarde Buller. The parish includes also the hamlet of Galmpton, and its post town is Brixham (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Churston railway station. Acreage, 2533 of land and 106 of tidal water and foreshore; population of the civil parish, 567; of the ecclesiastical, including Brixham, 2106. The manor belonged anciently to the Ferrers, passed to the Yardes and the Bullers, and belongs now to Lord Churston of Churston Ferrers, who was raised to the peerage in 1858. Lupton is the seat of Lord Churston. The living is a vicarage annexed to the vicarage of Brixham in the diocese of Exeter; value, £494. Patron, the Crown. The church is an ancient edifice "with a low tower, and was restored in 1865. There is a small Congregational chapel at Galmpton.

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 unionTotnes 

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 Churston Ferrers

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 Churston Ferrers from the following:


Online maps of Churston Ferrers 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

Galmpton (Churston Ferrers)

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 districtTQ5
Post TownBrixham