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Diptford, Devon

Historical Description

Diptford, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Avon, 5¼ miles WSW of Totnes. Avonwick station, on the Kingsbridge branch of the G.W.R., is a mile from the village. Gara Bridge station is in the parish. It has a post office under Ivybridge; money order and telegraph office, South Brent. Acreage, 4107; population, 586. Bradridge House and Courtis Knowle are chief residences. Diptford Court is used as a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; tithe commutation, £560 with residence. The church is Perpendicular English, consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with tower and spire, and was repaired in 1870, and has a clock in the tower with a peal of six bells. There are quarries of blue slate.

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 parishDiptford St. Mary 
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 Diptford

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 Diptford from the following:


Online maps of Diptford 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.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ9
Post TownTotnes