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Dunchideock, Devon

Historical Description

Dunchideock, a parish in Devonshire, E of the river Teign, 4 miles SW of Exeter town and station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Exeter; money order and telegraph office, Kenford. Acreage, 968; population of the civil parish, 139; of the ecclesiastical, 205. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Shillingford, in the diocese of Exeter; joint net value, £250 with residence. The church stands on an eminence, is of the 14th or 15th century, consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, Lady chapel, with western embattled tower, and has a very fine and delicately carved oak screen of the 15th century. The building was restored in 1880.

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 parishDunchideock Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionSt. Thomas 

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 Dunchideock

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 Dunchideock from the following:


Online maps of Dunchideock 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX2
Post TownExeter