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Coffinswell, Devon

Historical Description

Coffinswell, a parish in Devonshire, near Kingskerswell station on the G.W.R., 3 miles SE of Newton-Abbot, and 3½ NE of Torquay. It includes the hamlet of Daccombe, and its post town is Newton-Abbot. Acreage, 1152; population, 200. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of St Mary Church, in the diocese of Exeter; joint yearly value, £304, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church (St Bartholomew's) dates from the 14th century.

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 parishCoffinswell St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionNewton-Abbott 

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 Coffinswell

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 Coffinswell from the following:


Online maps of Coffinswell 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 districtTQ12
Post TownNewton Abbot