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Dunterton, Devon

Historical Description

Dunterton, a parish in Devonsliire, on the river Tamar, 5 miles SE by S of Launceston, and 4 SSW of Lifton station on the G.W.R. It contains the hamlet of Eastacott, and its post town is Milton-Abbot, under Tavistock; money order office, Lifton; telegraph office, Launceston. Acreage, 1206; population, 86. A fine waterfall, over a rocky precipice 100 high, occurs in a stream flowing to the Tamar. There are two ancient mounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £309 with residence. The church is chiefly Decorated English, consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with a handsome tower, and is in good condition. A chantry chapel stood in Chapel-Field, and the remains of it were converted into a cow-house.

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 parishDunterton All Saints 
Poor Law unionTavistock 

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 Dunterton

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 Dunterton from the following:


Online maps of Dunterton 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

Eastacott (Dunterton)

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.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL19
Post TownTavistock