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Dunkeswell, Devon

Historical Description

Dunkeswell, a parish in Devonshire, near one of the sources of the river Culm, 6 miles N by W of Honiton town, and 4 from Hemyock station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Honiton; telegraph office, Hemyock railway station. Acreage, 4588; population of the civil parish, 344; of the ecclesiastical, 287. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter; value, £108 with residence. The parish church was built in 1868-69 in the Early English style; it has a good tower and five bells, and a very ancient font. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishDunkeswell St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionHoniton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dunkeswell from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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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.

DistrictEast Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX14
Post TownHoniton