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Down St Mary, Devon

Historical Description

Down St Mary, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Taw, near Morchard Road station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles NW of Crediton. It has a post and money order office under Bow; telegraph office, Morchard Road station. Acreage, 2129 , population, 349. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £212 with residence. The church is partly Norman, and consists of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with a tower. It was restored in 1879.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishDown St. Mary 
HundredNorth Tawton 
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 Down St Mary


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 Down St Mary from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Down St Mary 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
CountyDevon
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtEX17
Post TownCrediton