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Colebrooke, Devon

Historical Description

Colebrooke, a parish in Devonshire, 2 miles from Teoford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4 W by N of Crediton. It includes the villages of Copplestone and Coleford, and the post office of Copplestone, North Devonshire. It has a post and money order office under Plympton; telegraph office, Copplestone railway station. Acreage, 4778; population, 705. " The manor belongs to the Coryton family. Coombe House, Paschoe House, and Wootton are seats in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £242 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is partly Early English, partly Perpendicular, and consists of nave, chancel, transept, and aisle. There were formerly five chapelries, and a beautiful archway gate of the one at Whelmstone still stands.

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 parishColebroke St. Mary 
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 Colebrooke

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 Colebrooke from the following:


Online maps of Colebrooke 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.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX17
Post TownCrediton