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Clayhanger, Devon

Historical Description

Clayhanger or Cleyhanger, a parish in Devonshire, at the boundary with Somerset, 4½ miles E by N of Bampton,. and 1½ mile from Venn Cross station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bampton (R.S.O.); money order office,. Ashbrittle. Acreage, 2120; population, 213. There was;i preceptory of the Knights Templars. The living is a rectorv 'in the diocese of Exeter; value, £275. The church is a very ancient edifice, of nave and chancel, with large western tower, and has carved oaken seats and a carved screen.

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 parishClayhanger St. Peter 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

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 Clayhanger

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 Clayhanger from the following:


Online maps of Clayhanger 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 districtEX16
Post TownTiverton