East Anstey, Devon
Anstey, East, a parish in Devon, on the river Yeo, on the Devon and Somerset branch of the G.W.R., 188 miles from London. Post town and money order office, Dulverton, under Tiverton; telegraph office, Dulverton railway station. Acreage, 3303; population, 234. The surface is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £120. The church is fair, and was restored in 1871, and dedicated to St Michael. A revel is held in the first week in October.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Anstey St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||South Molton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1596: marriages, 1674.
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael, standing on a hill 800 feet above the sea level, at the head of a valley which extends in a westerly direction to within a few miles of South Molton, is a building of stone in the Early English style, with inserted Perpendicular windows, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: in the porch is a portion of a Norman archway with zigzag moulding: the church was restored in 1871 at a cost of £800, and has 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Anstey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Anstey, East (St. Michael))
Online maps of East Anstey are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
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.