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Cockington, Devon

Historical Description

Cockington, a parish in Devonshire, near Tor Bay, 1 mile W of Torquay station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Torquay. Acreage., 1209; population, 1718. Cockington Court is the seat of the Mallock family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £162 with residence. The church is ancienty consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with western embattled tower, and has an ancient carved screen and a very ancient octagonal font. It was restored in 1882-83. There are an iron church and mission hall, a convalescent home for working women, and almshouses. Cockington is rapidly becoming a substantial residential suburb of Torquay.

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 unionNewton-Abbot 

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 Cockington

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 Cockington from the following:


Online maps of Cockington 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


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 districtTQ2
Post TownTorquay